For many performers that are parents while working on Broadway, it’s not easy to figure out the balance with caring for a child and keeping up the stamina of doing 8 shows a week. However with your partner, everything works in the end.

Check out this wonderful and inspiring mini docu-series by Francesca Russell Photography & Films called THE PARENTS IN THEATER PROJECT series. The first episode follows former Annie Get Your Gun 1999 revival and MCC Theater’s Carrie favorite Blair Paltrowitz who balances motherhood caring for her beautiful 2 year old daughter Lyla (along with husband Adam) during the day and now appearing 8 times a week in the Tony winning smash hit Kinky Boots on Broadway.

How amazing is this?

Last summer I started working on a personal project close to my heart – documenting parents who work in professional theater. Of course once I filmed a couple of sessions, life got in the way and I am only now getting around to editing the films about these amazing families. It has been wonderful revisiting the footage.

The theater community has been my home for over 20 years now and I, too, birthed two babies while working on Broadway. It is my hope that through these films I can help bring light to both the challenges and triumphs these superstar parents experience while navigating show business and raising a family at the same time.

This first film features the wonderful Blair Paltrowitz Goldberg, who is in the company of Kinky Boots Broadway. Thank you so much to Blair, Adam and Lyla for letting me spend the day with them (and for being so patient while I edited this film!)

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