Maloney To Appear In American Ballet Theatre Production June 10

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is excited about her stage debut, even if it means playing a corpse.

Maloney, 67, will appear on opening night of the American Ballet Theatre‘s production of “Romeo and Juliet” on June 10 at the Metropolitan Opera House.

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Maloney will play one of the dead bodies in the Capulet family crypt during the final scene in which the star-crossed lovers take their own lives.

The congresswoman studied dance as a youth and dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but Maloney was lucky to still be able to walk after she was struck by a drunk driver at 17.

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“I’m finally making it to the stage in ballet,” Maloney told 1010 WINS. “I promise my constituents that I will not let my day job suffer because of my night job on this one day.”

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