Broadway Actress Brenda Braxton Gets Frisky in Cougar the Musical

Brenda Braxton returns to the stage in Cougar The Musical, an original, four person show about three divine but disillusioned women who unleash their “inner cougar” by dating younger men. Cougar the Musical opens August 26th in an open-ended run at St. Luke's Theatre.

Online PR News – 25-August-2012 – August 23, 2012, New York, NY – Tony Nominated Broadway actress Brenda Braxton will make her return to the stage in Donna Moore’s Cougar the Musical. The light-hearted comedy directed by Tony Award and Drama Desk Nominated director and choreographer Lynne Taylor- Corbett is set to open on Sunday, August 26 at St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street). The running time is 90 minutes with performances on Wednesday and Friday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $39.50 - $89.50 and can be purchased at or by calling (212) 239-6200.


Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore centers around three fiery women with an appetite for young, hot men. During their journey of self exploration they learn to love themselves while discovering what it truly means to be a cougar. The multi-talented cast consists of three stunning over-forty women and one ultra-sexy boy toy that perform original musical numbers that include “Julio” a romantic ballad sung to a vibrator. “Clarity”, portrayed by Braxton is a vivacious cougar whose upbeat humorous personality will charm audiences. “I am thrilled to be part of such a great production that empowers women in such a fun and meaningful way,” said Braxton.

When the term cougar was originally coined, it essentially referred to women over forty with a preference for dating younger men. However the definition of a modern day cougar has expanded to include setting personal expectations, renewing an excitement about life while holding true to her personal choice not to be defined by the age of the man she chooses to have in her life. When asked to share her definition of a cougar, Braxton replied, “Cougars are smart, sexy, independent women that could care less about what other people think.” From bars and dating websites that cater to cougars to prime time television shows like Cougar Town; the world remains infatuated by mature hotties. Cougar the Musical will host “The Wednesday is the New Thursday” pre-show dance party with discos hits from the 70’s and 80’s and includes free Cougartinis.

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About Brenda Braxton
Brenda Braxton, a native New Yorker is a graduate of the High School for the Performing Arts. Ms. Braxton was last seen starring on Broadway in CHICAGO the Musical with co-star USHER. Ms. Braxton was also featured on Broadway in SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ for which she was nominated for a 1995 Tony Award and the recipient of the NAACP Theater Award, Chicago’s Jefferson Award and Grammy for Best Cast Album. In realizing the importance of giving back, Ms Braxton also founded a not -for-profit organization called, Leading Ladies Just for Teens (LLJFT), seminars geared toward empowering young girls to be the best they can be. Leading Ladies began in 1996 at the Virginia Theater with a series of seminars designed to encourage, challenge and inspire young girls to dream and set goals. For her work as founder of LLJFT Ms. Braxton has received the Dr. Martin Luther King “Living the Dream” award given by New York’s Governor Pataki, the Josephine Baker Award from the National Council of Negro Women, and the Community Service award given by the National Association of Negro Business Women. In 2006 Brenda Braxton, a successful actress and Broadway star, added entrepreneur to her resume with the launching of BBRAXTON Exceptional Grooming for Exceptional Men, a gentlemen only grooming parlor in Harlem, NY.

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