Sherie Rene Scott's EVERYDAY RAPTURE Replaces LIPS TOGETHER; Opens April 29, 2010
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott will open at the American Airlines Theatre in place of the indefinitely postponed Lips Together, Teeth Apart. The critically acclaimed musical by Dick Scanlan & Sherie Rene Scott is directed by Michael Mayer.
Everyday Rapture will begin performances on April 19th, 2010 and open officially on April 29th, 2010 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This is a limited engagement through July 11th, 2010.
Everyday Rapture will be the final production of Roundabout Theatre Company's 2009-2010 season.
Everyday Rapture is the story of a young woman's psycho-sexual-spiritual journey on the rocky path that separates her mostly Mennonite past from her mostly Manhattan future. Her life takes her from the cornfields of Kansas to the clover fields of New York (with a disturbing detour through YouTube). Everyday Rapture also features songs made famous by David Byrne, Roberta Flack, Mister Rogers, The Supremes, Tom Waits, U2 and Judy Garland.
The cast features Eamon Foley, Lindsay Mendez and Betsy Wolfe.
The artistic team includes: Choreography by Michele Lynch, orchestrations & arrangements by Tom Kitt, music supervision by Michael Rafter and music direction by Marco Paguia. The design team includes Christine Jones (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kevin Adams (Lights), Brian Ronan (Sound) and Darrel Maloney (Projections).
Everyday Rapture premiered at Second Stage on May 3rd, 2009. Due to unanimous critical acclaim, the production was extended twice beyond its limited engagement.
Michael Mayer has directed the following productions at the Roundabout: After the Fall (2004), An Almost Holy Picture (2002), Uncle Vanya (2000), The Lion In Winter (1999), A View From The Bridge (1997), Side Man (1998). He is also represented on Broadway this season by another new musical, American Idiot.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 2nd and be available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street). To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300. Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $116.50.
Everyday Rapture will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
Sherie Rene Scott (Performer, Co-Author) has appeared in The Little Mermaid (original Broadway cast), Landscape of the Body (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League honor), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations.; Drama League honor), Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (Derwent Award, Drama League honor), Tommy (Original Broadway Cast), Rent, The Last Five Years (Drama Desk nomination, Drama League honor), Debbie Does Dallas, Randy Newman's Faust, Kander & Ebb's Over and Over (Helen Hayes nomination). She is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse. With husband Kurt Deutsch, she co-founded the Grammy Award Winning record label Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records (sh-k-boom.com), which has produced more than 70 albums, receiving six Grammy nominations and a Drama Desk and New York Musical Festival Awards for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings. Sherie is honored to be working with Roundabout for the first time.
Dick Scanlan (Co-Author) was nominated for Tony and Drama Desk awards for his book and lyrics for the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. He is the author of the novel Does Freddy Dance. In addition, he has published articles in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Playboy, Playbill, Time Out New York and other magazines. He wrote the lyrics to Jeanine Tesori's music for "The Girl in 14G" on Kristin Chenoweth's Sony CD, Let Yourself Go. A former actor, Dick originated the role of Miss Great Plains in the hit Off-Broadway musical Pageant.
Michael Mayer (Director) received the 2007 Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for his production of Spring Awakening, which also played in London, Vienna, Tokyo and Seoul. His other Broadway credits include American Idiot, Side Man (Tony Award/Best Play); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award/Best Musical); A View From the Bridge (TonyAward/Best Revival); Uncle Vanya; 'night, Mother; After the Fall; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and Triumph of Love. In addition to Spring Awakening at Atlantic Theater Company, his Off-Broadway credits include Everyday Rapture, Our House, 10 Million Miles, Antigone in New York, Baby Anger, The Credeaux Canvas and Stupid Kids. Michael also directed the national tours of Spring Awakening, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Angels in America, winner of Jefferson and Carbonell Awards. Regional work includes plays at Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Center Stage and Yale Rep. Michael directed the films A Home at the End of the World and Flicka.
Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country's leading not-for-profit theatres. The company contributes invaluably to New York's cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today's audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout's mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts; and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Roundabout Theatre Company's 2009-2010 season includes Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sondheim on Sondheim starring Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat; Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, directed by Gordon Edelstein. The 2010-2011 season will include Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford; Julia Cho's The Language Archive, directed by Mark Brokaw; Kimberly Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still, directed by Sam Gold. Roundabout's sold out production of The 39 Steps made its third transfer to the New World Stages after a successful Broadway run at three Broadway theatres.