The Washington Post

‘ The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ Live in Concert


For Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, the road to the Grammys began with a question Barlow posted on Tiktok: “Okay, but what if ‘Bridgerton’ was a musical?” Starting in January 2021, the duo workshoppe­d songs for what became “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,” a cycle of 15 songs inspired by Netflix’s racy period drama and posted straight to Tiktok. Earlier this year, Barlow and Bear became the youngest winners of the Grammy for best musical theater album. But now the music is coming off Tiktok and into the real world: This world premiere performanc­e in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall features the National Symphony Orchestra, Tony-winning singer Kelli O’hara, and Ephraim Sykes of “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “Hamilton.”

When: Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Where: Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW.

Tickets: $39-$169.

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