Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's DAYS LIKE TODAY

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Writers Theatre presents the World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs now through July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Lovely, hopeful Tessa has vowed that she is through with love-despite the best efforts and conflicting advice of her parents (and their respective lovers). After all, it's never easy to move on before you've had time to heal. But when a handsome young stranger arrives, Tessa must decide whether the idea of love might still be one worth fighting for. With soaring melodies and lyrics that are, by turns, witty, wry and heartbreakingly poignant, the musical explores what it takes to sustain a relationship in a world where love sometimes seems impossible-and how the first step in finding happiness might be getting out of your own way.

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam guides this thrilling new work of musical theatre by composer/lyricist Alan Schmuckler (We Three Lizas, The Emperor's New Clothes, How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?) and playwright Laura Eason (Sex with Strangers, Ethan Frome, Around the World in 80 Days).

The cast features Emily Berman (Tessa), Susie McMonagle (Maria), Will Mobley (James), Jeff Parker (Francois), Stephen Schellhardt (Edmund), Jonathan Weir (Frank) and Jarrod Zimmerman (Arnaud).

The design team includes: Scott Bradley , USA (Scenic Designer), Jenny Mannis, USA (Costume Designer), Jesse Klug, USA (Lighting Designer), Palmer Jankens (Sound Designer), Julie Eberhardt (Props Designer) and David Castellanos (Stage Manager).

Curtain times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 4:00pm and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Select Wednesday matinees are at 2pm. Tickets are $35-$75 and are available at the Box Office, 321 Park Avenue, Glencoe; 847-242-6000 or online at www.writerstheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

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Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's DAYS LIKE TODAY
Emily Berman (Tessa)

Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's DAYS LIKE TODAY
Susie McMonagle (Maria) and Jonathan Weir (Frank)

Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's DAYS LIKE TODAY
Will Mobley (James) and Emily Berman (Tessa)

Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's DAYS LIKE TODAY
Jeff Parker (Francois), Susie McMonagle (Maria) and Jonathan Weir (Frank)

Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's DAYS LIKE TODAY
Jonathan Weir (Frank) and Emily Berman (Tessa)

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