The Evolution of Mann • September 22 – October 16, 2022

Henry Mann, a thirty-something New Yorker, is eager to settle down… or so he thinks. He has attended twelve weddings in twelve months and is invited to another by his former girlfriend of five years, Sheila. In hopes of finding his own soul mate, Henry hits the dating scene, focusing on two women: Christine, a sweet schoolteacher with a great jump shot who moonlights as a paralegal; and Tamar, who works in P.R. and is rebounding from an affair with a married man. Throughout his quest, Henry gets a great deal of support from his friend and roommate, Gwen, who is trying to cope with being separated from her wife. With humor and heart, this relatable story depicts the trials of dating and how to build a lasting relationship in the 21st century. The Evolution of Mann is “A great date musical…” (BroadwayWorld).

Music and Lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen< Book and Lyrics by Dan Elish Based on the novel Nine Wives by Dan Elish

Audience discretion is advised.

Run time is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes with no intermission.

Performances held at the Broadway Rose New Stage,
12850 SW Grant Avenue, Tigard, OR

Tickets for this production will be sold employing current COVID-19 policies, which are subject to change based on evolving conditions. Please review our current COVID-19 policies here.

 Title Sponsor
Pearson Financial Group logo
Show Sponsor
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Special Dates

Graphic showing a comic book-style speech bubble that reads, "Talk back."Pre-show talkback with show author Douglas J. Cohen
September 23


Graphic showing a comic book-style speech bubble that reads, "Talk back."Post-show talkback
October 1


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Richie Stone as Henry Mann

Richie Stone is stoked to be making his Broadway Rose debut! Richie received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and has spent the last eight years performing bi-coastally. His most recent Portland acting credits include: Blood Brothers with triangle productions! and Great Gatsby’s Daisy with Experience Theatre Project. Richie was a co-creator of Storybook Theatre of Cottage Grove’s Summer Musical Theatre Intensive and has taught various young artist development programs. Additional regional experience: Newsies with the Village Theatre, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Happy Ending with The Foundry Theater of Fort Lauderdale.

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Kortney Ballenger as Gwen

Kortney Ballenger is new to the Broadway Rose stage and is excited to be a part of this production! Kortney is based in Middle Tennessee and has a degree in child development and in musical theatre performance. Some of her credits include: Effie in Dreamgirls, Lucy Van Pelt in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Sarah’s Friend in Ragtime, Roz Keith in 9 to 5, Celie in The Color Purple, and lots more.


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Kailey Rhodes as Sheila, Tamar, Christine, others

Kailey Rhodes is a Portland-based theater-maker and body-shaker. She was recently seen as Maureen Johnson in Rent at Portland Center Stage. Other credits include Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at Portland Center Stage; Teenage DickAn Octoroon, and The Importance of Being Earnest at Artists Repertory Theatre; The Wolves at Portland Playhouse; Sense and Sensibility at Clackamas Repertory Theatre; and Urinetown and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with Anonymous Theatre Company. Last fall, she directed the devised Bluebeard, a drive-in experience at the Rice Museum, produced by Bag&Baggage Productions. She has previously appeared in The Last Five YearsInto the Woods, Gypsy, and Ordinary Days at Broadway Rose Theatre Company, and is enormously grateful to return alongside Isaac Lamb.

Show Dates

Thu.,  Sep. 22, 7:30 p.m.  P
Fri., Sep. 23, 7:30 p.m.  O*
*Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-show talk-back with Music and Lyrics writer Douglas J. Cohen
Sat., Sep. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Sep. 25, 2:00 p.m.

Thu., Sep. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Sep. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2:00 p.m.*
Sat., Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 2, 2:00 p.m.  L

Thu., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 8, 2:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2:00 p.m.  L

Thu., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 15, 2:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2:00 p.m.  L

P – Preview performance
O – Opening night
* – post-show talkback
L – limited availability
S – sold out

Creative Team

Directed by
Isaac Lamb

Music Direction by
Darcy White

Set Design by
Sean O’Skea

Costume Design by
Janelle Sutton

Lighting Design by
Carl Faber

Prop Design by
Jeff Duncan

Sound Design by
Brian Karl Moen

Stage Manager
Jessica Junor


Darcy White Piano/Conductor
Dale Tolliver Cello
Attila Csikos Guitar

Content Advisories

Audience discretion is advised. The show contains strong profanity, sexual situations, and drug references. It is recommended for theatregoers over the age of 16. Click here for our pre-viewing guide for sensory- and content-sensitive patrons (PDF).

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