Holding On is the original new musical drama about 1960s Harlem by Neil Klein and Jay Blotcher. Award-winning director and choreographer DJ Salisbury is at the helm of this provocative production that examines life and love in an explosive era, when America was at war in Vietnam and with itself. Both celebratory and unsettling, emotionally raw and romantic, Holding On introduces an unforgettable cast of characters, led by Ricky, a mixed-race teen struggling to find his place in the world and to heal his neighborhood. Then he meets Penelope, a young white woman who inspires him to join the anti-war movement. But tragedy suddenly intervenes and the two lovers must struggle to reconnect with their dreams — and with each other.
Powered by Klein’s soul-stirring original musical score, Holding On is about the unexpected challenges that shape our destinies and the idealism that nurtures our souls. But, mostly, Holding On is about the power of hope. Holding On will star Broadway veteran Terri White as Alice Turner. Ms. White has appeared in the Broadway revivals of Finian’s Rainbow, Chicago and, most recently, the acclaimed production of Follies.