Joan Crawford’s daughter Christine Crawford will star in the off-Broadway premiere of Surviving Mommie Dearest, which will play five performances during the week of Mother’s Day (May 8 through 12) at the Snapple Theater Center.
Described as an “empowering and inspirational” new production, Surviving Mommie Dearest will chronicle the turbulent relationship between Crawford (author of the 1978 autobiographical book Mommie Dearest) and her movie legend mother. The show will feature film clips and footage from Crawford home movies, as well as clips from Crawford’s documentary covering 100 years of showbiz history.
The legendary Joan Crawford is one of the best-known actresses in the history of American cinema, winning an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mildred Pierce. Her other screen credits include Oscar-nominated turns in Possessed and Sudden Fear, as well as unforgettable roles in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Torch Song, Johnny Guitar and Grand Hotel.