Lock up your sons and nephews, Tony nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe’s Café, Chicago) is returning to Cougar The Musical. Braxton steps back into the role of Clarity Jones, which she originated in the off-Broadway musical. Written by Donna Moore and directed and choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Gorbett, the show runs at the St. Luke’s Theatre through July 27.
Cougar the Musical follows three disillusioned women as they develop a taste for a younger breed of men. As they croon their way through a variety of original songs, the ladies (and one multi-talented boy) learn to say “yes” to getting older, and find out that love is in fact ageless. In addition to Braxton, the comedy features Mary Mossberg, Babs Winn and Danny Bernardy.
Braxton received a 1995 Best Featured Actress Tony nomination for her performance in Smokey Joe's Café. Her other Broadway credits include Dreamgirls, Cats, Chicago, Legs Diamond and Jelly's Last Jam. Braxton is also the founder of the not-for-profit organization Leading Ladies Just for Teens (LLJFT).