Written by Beverly Johnson and Josh Ravetch
Directed by Josh Ravetch
Exactly fifty years ago, Beverly Johnson made history as the first Black woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue. The iconic supermodel has graced more than 500 magazine covers and worked in theater and TV while mingling with some of the biggest stars of the last fifty years from Elizabeth Taylor to the great Ella Fitzgerald.
IN VOGUE takes us on a journey through her super-modeling career, her unimaginable tumultuous relationships, the truth about Bill Cosby, and her involvement in the #MeToo movement. Like Johnson herself, this show is funny, fearless, and unapologetic while illustrating how she bucked trends and broke through barriers, blazing a trail that continues to burn brightly today. In this intimate “live-autobiography” Johnson takes the stage to share her personal dispatches in the ever-shifting but never dull fashion and entertainment industries which all began just blocks from 59E59 Theaters.
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"Johnson brings personality, celebrity, and high-octane experience to her evening of reminiscences."
"It's awfully refreshing to spend 75 minutes or so with someone who actually led a ground-breaking existence." – New York Stage Review
"Ms. Johnson's impossible elegance and surprising earthiness make a consistently endearing combination." – New York Sun