Cast Announced for White Plains Performing Arts Center's NY Regional Premiere of DOGFIGHT
The New York regional premiere of Dogfight will take place September 19-21 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center following a recent run Off Broadway. Dogfight is a new musical written by TONY Nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (A Christmas Story) with a book by Peter Duchan -- based on the blockbuster 1991 Warner Bros. film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor; screenplay written by Bob Comfort.
Dogfight chronicles a final "boys' night out" for three Marines on November 21, 1963; the eve of their deployment to a growing conflict in Southeast Asia (Vietnam). The Marines plan for a night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. When Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress; he wages a cruel bet with his fellow recruits. However, Rose rewrites the rules of the game and teaches Eddie the power of compassion.
"Dogfight is an intensely powerful musical and vital part of our progressive, eclectic programming here at the White Plains Performing Arts Center," said WPPAC Producing Artistic Director Jeremy Quinn.
A hauntingly beautiful musical praised by countless critics and nominated for nearly every award available including winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Dogfight will be presented at the White Plains Performing Arts Center with Harrison Summer Theater; the company who also produced the well-received Spring Awakening and Bare at WPPAC.
The cast features the talents of Chelsey Lynn Alfredo, Ericka Ackerman, David Cronin, Matt DaSilva, Veronica Decker, Elizabeth Doyle, Colin Earyes, Natalia Fogarty, Gina Gentile, Douglas "Katch" Gray, John Hannigan, Tyler Henson, Carolina Jarufe, Steven Liberto, Peter McClung, Sarah Paige Morris, Paulette Oliva, Stephanie Savino, Alexandra Schwartz, Dustin Smith and Shawn Smith.
The production is directed by Frank Portanova (WPPAC's Disney's On the Record) with music direction by Stephen Ferri (Les Miserables, Disney's On the Record, Bare, Spring Awakening) and choreography by Lexie Fennell Frare (Les Miserables, Disney's On the Record, Spring Awakening, Bare).
Dogfight performs at the White Plains Performing Arts Center September 19 & 20th at 8pm and September 21 at 2pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students 22 & under. All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains.