Boomerang Closes LOVELESS TEXAS, 11/4
The Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, Artistic Director; Sue Abbott, Managing Director), in collaboration with Big Fish Big Pond Productions, will present a workshop of the new musical Loveless, Texas Oct 29th-Nov 4th. Robert Cuccioli (Bway's Jekyll and Hyde), Buzz Roddy (Off Bway's The Primary English Class), David Larsen (Bway's Billy Elliot) and Lynne Halliday join the previously announced cast. Loveless, Texas has music and lyrics by Henry Aronson (Bway's Rock of Ages) and libretto by Cailin Heffernan (Boomerang's Venus Observed, Anna Christie). The workshop will culminate in a private industry only presentation on November 4th at The Peter J. Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Heffernan will direct the workshop.
Loveless, Texas is a romantic musical comedy set in Texas in 1929. The book is loosely based on Shakespeare's Loves Labors Lost, and the Americana-flavored score ranges from Texas swing to bluegrass, blues, and Cajun waltz. The all-star cast includes Robert Cuccioli (Bway's Jekyll and Hyde), Brandon Wardell (Off Bway's Evil Dead: The Musical), Jenn Colella (Bway's High Fidelity), Katie Rose Clarke (Bway's The Light in the Piazza), Heath Calvert (Bway's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Sarah Glendening (TV's "As The World Turns"), David Larsen (Bway's Billy Elliot), Buzz Roddy (Off Bway's The Primary English Class), Kurt Elftmann, Lynne Halliday, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Jason Loughlin and Kelly Maier.
Cailin Heffernan has directed and/or choreographed Off Broadway and regionally, including Capital Rep, Jewish Repertory, Folksbiene, New Jersey Repertory, Bay Street and Naked Angels. She is the Resident Director of Texas Family Musicals. Her plays include Rebel Hearts and Blood Drinker.
Henry Aronson has been an active and in-demand music director and conductor for over twenty years. His Broadway credits include: music director, Grease, The Times They Are A-Changin', In My Life, Little Shop of Horrors, Rocky Horror Show, Rent and Starmites; associate conductor, Cry Baby, Good Vibrations, Saturday Night Fever, Parade, Mail and Prince of Central Park; and assistant conductor of The Who's Tommy Off-Broadway, he was Music Director of King Lear at The Public Theatre (Sondheim/Starobin score), Once Around the Sun (Zipper Theatre), 3 Guys Naked From the Waist Down (Minetta Lane), and numerous workshops and productions at Playwrights Horizons, including Jonathan Larson's Superbia. He was associate conductor of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and is currently music director of Rock of Ages on Broadway.
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