Photo Coverage: Adrift in Macao Press Rehearsal

The cast and creative team of Adrift in Macao, a new musical with book and lyrics by Christopher Durang and music by Peter Melnick, recently gathered for a press rehearsal.

Presented by Primage Stages in its New York premiere, Adrift in Macao will begin performances Tuesday evening, January 23, 2007 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, March 4, 2007 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Opening night is Tuesday evening, February 13, 2007 at 7:00PM

Directed by Sheryl Kaller with choreography by Christopher Gattelli and musical direction by Fred Lassen, the seven-member cast features Sunset Boulevard Tony-nominee Alan Campbell, Will Swenson, and from the Philadelphia Theatre Company's production of the show, Rachel deBenedet, Orville Mendoza, and Michele Ragusa, each of whom won Barrymore Awards for their performances. They will be joined by Jonathan Rayson and Elisa Van Duyne.  Adrift in Macao is "a madcap musical parody of glamorous films noirs, in which the leading lady can always get a job singing in nightclubs no matter how she sings, and the leading man is always mysterious and can't go home for murky reasons he wonąt explain. From the opium dens of China to the lowlife bars of New York, Durang and composer Melnick take us on a hilarious tour through the post-WWII years complete with intrigue, silliness, and a playfully melodic score," according to production notes.

For further information, visit

Primary Stages Artistic Director Andrew Leynse

Alan Campbell and Rachel deBenedet

Alan Campbell and Michelle Ragusa

Christopher Gatelli (Choreographer)

The creative team (clockwise from top left): Christopher Gatelli, Fred Lassen (Music Director), Peter Melnick (Music), Sheryl Kaller (Director), and Christopher Durang (Book and Lyrics)

Rachel deBenedet, Michelle Ragusa and Alan Campbell

Rachel deBenedet and Alan Campbell

Rachel deBenedet and Christopher Durang

Sheryl Kaller and Peter Melnick

Orville Mendoza and Michelle Ragusa

Orville Mendoza and Michelle Ragusa

Jonathan Rayson and Will Swenson

Sheryl Kaller

Will Swenson

Rachel deBenedet, Michelle Ragusa and Alan Campbell

Rachel deBenedet, Michelle Ragusa and Alan Campbell

Rachel deBenedet, Jonathan Rayson and Will Swenson

Michelle Ragusa

Jonathan Rayson

Related Articles

LIVE: MISS SAIGON or HELLO, DOLLY! for Best Revival of a Musical

From This Author Kerry Long

Kerry Long Kerry Long has been photographing live theatre in New York and Connecticut for the past eight years. Currently, she runs her own photography business, specializing (read more...)

Before you go...