Broadway, I'll lick you yet!
After a summer spent at Tanglewood being the token Musical Theatre performer in one of A.R.Gurney's first plays, Scenes from American Life working with Michael Moriarity, Rue McClanahan ond other "serious actors," Kurt joined the Off-Broadway hit, Dames At Sea. He replaced David Christmas who, with Bernadette Peters, was leaving the show. Kurt had a week to learn the show and on his opening night you could see his eyes and mouth counting every recently learned tap step. He played opposite Barbara Sharma and then Loni Ackerman. The show closed at the then Theatre DeLys and a brand new production opened in the fall of 1970 at The Plaza Nine, a charming little theatre in the Plaza Hotel. He co-starred with Leland Palmer and Janie Sell.
Walter Bobbie was Kurt's understudy. P.S. Be nice on the way up.
"Delightful." — William S. Raidy, Long Island Press
"As the true-blue hero, Kurt Peterson is splendid with a voice to match." — Howard Thompson, The New York Times
"Outrageously talented." — John O'Connor, Wall Street Journal