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Rupert Holmes’
All Things Equal –
The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

at the Delray Beach Playhouse
February 15 – 19 Only!

“Be uplifted by this play and vote like our democracy hangs in the balance.”
~ Jon Palmer Claridge, Tampa Bay Creative Loafing

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244

February 2, 2023

DELRAY BEACH, FL: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg welcomes theatre goers into her cozy chambers to convey, over the course of ninety fascinating and often funny minutes, a sense of her life and its many trials in award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes’ homage to the ‘Notorious RGB’.  All Things Equal – The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will run from February 15 – 19 at the Delray Beach Playhouse.

“In creating this play about her richly-lived life and hard-fought struggles, I came to ever more deeply marvel at [Ginsburg’s] strength, tenacity, sly wit, and compassion,” Holmes said recently. “Our play also reveals the love song that ran through her remarkable life and shares the music that was her giddy delight. All Things Equal offers each of us the chance to better know this woman, her yearning for equality, and her love for this nation’s precious institutions: Ruth … Justice … and the American way.”

Michelle Azar will portray Ginsburg as she reminisces about her life and her many trials: losing her mother the day before she graduated as valedictorian of her Brooklyn high school … being one of only nine young women studying law at Harvard while also raising a daughter and helping her husband battle cancer … fighting for women’s rights in the nineteen-seventies before condescending all-male courts … and taking courageous stands for human rights as a voice of reason amid a splintering and increasingly politicized Supreme Court.

All Things Equal will run from February 15 – 19 at the Delray Beach Playhouse.  Tickets are $49 and can be purchased online at delraybeachplayhouse.com/, or by phone at 561-272-1281.The Delray Beach Playhouse is located at 950 NW 9th Street, in Delray Beach (33444).

For more information about All Things Equal contact Carol Kassie at carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244.
All Things Equal – The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
By Rupert Holmes
February 15 – 19, 2023
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm
For tickets:  https://delraybeachplayhouse.csstix.com/event-details.php?e=1028
Or call 561-272-1281
All performances at
The Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street
Delray Beach, FL  33444

RUPERT HOLMES, award-winning playwright-composer-lyricist-orchestrator-conducter-novelist-singer-songwriter is the first person in theatrical history to singly win Tony® awards for Best Book, Music & Lyrics. Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony® & Drama Desk award winner for Best Musical, Book, Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations); Curtains with Kander and Ebb (Drama Desk award, Best Book; Tony® nom. Best Musical, Book, Lyrics); Say Goodnight, Gracie (Tony® nom. Best Play; LORT National Broadway Theatre Award, Best Play); Accomplice (Edgar Award, Mystery Writers of America); A Time to Kill (adapting John Grisham’s novel); Roundabout Theatre revival The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony® nom. Best Revival). Over twenty regional musicals and plays performed at major venues around the world. Novels: Where the Truth Lies (adapted for film starring Colin Firth, Kevin Bacon, dir. by Atom Egoyan); Swing #24 all books on Amazon. Coming in 2023: The McMasters Guide to Homicide: Murder Your Employer, Simon & Schuster/Avid Reader Press. Motion Pictures: Contributed songs to Golden Globe-winning score of A Star is Born (Streisand/Kristofferson). Television: Created and scripted all 55 episodes of AMC’s first original series Remember WENN. Recording: Billboard #1 singer-songwriter of the 1970s and 1980s including his own iconic international hit “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” featured in over 50 motion pictures; wrote, arranged & conducted platinum albums for Barbra Streisand; songs recorded by Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Judy Collins, Britney Spears, Rita Coolidge, Renée Fleming, countless others. Recipient of the George M. Cohan Award from ASCAP and recently received an Honorary Doctorate from The Manhattan School of Music.

MICHELLE AZAR is humbled and thrilled to take on the life of the great Ruth Bader Ginsberg as voiced by the esteemed Rupert Holmes. Her performance background began in Chicago where she sang with the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s children’s choir. She received an MA and BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and started working immediately as Janis Joplin in Beehive. Once moving to Los Angeles, she received Ovation awards for her roles in both dramatic and comedic roles with her theatre compa-ny, Neurotic Young Urbanites, and was the 2016 Stage Raw award winner for Best Actress in Eric Coble’s My Barking Dog, directed by Michael Michetti at the Boston Court Theatre. Other favorite stage credits: Bella in Lost in Yonkers; Berte in Boeing, Boeing ( La Mirada Theatre); Masha in Mayakovsky and Stalin (Cherry Lane Theatre); The Awakening of Spring (Circle Rep); and the creation of Constance Lily in the recent hit musical, Bronco Billy (Skylight Theatre). Select television and film credits include: NCIS: LA, How To Get Away With Murder, Criminal Minds, The Magicians, Aquarius, Community, and the recently released film, Senior Moment, with Gene Smart and William Shatner. The web-series she co-created with her real-life sister-in-law is currently in development for series. Michelle is no stranger to the one-woman show, as her own original piece, From Baghdad to Brooklyn, continues to tour around the country after its sold-out premiere at the United Solo Festival in NYC. The intention of the piece is to explore unconscious fears to bring about societal change, as paved the way by RBG. She is grateful to her family, to this entire artistic team for their faith in her, and to her manager, Alison Caiola, for having a hunch.