Don Forston Joins Asolo Rep's HERO: THE MUSICAL, Running 4/29-6/1
Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced a casting update for HERO: THE MUSICAL. Don Forston will be playing the role of Al Batowski. The production will run April 29 - June 1, 2014. HERO: THE MUSICAL features book and concept by Aaron Thielen and music and lyrics by Michael Mahler. Directed by David H. Bell.
Instantly engaging and full of heart, HERO: The Musical was a highly-acclaimed, smashing success in its world premiere run at Chicago's Marriott Theatre in 2012. Now, Asolo Rep is thrilled to present this delightful new musical as it continues its journey toward a very promising future. Featuring a fresh, upbeat pop-rock score, this brand new musical takes audiences into the world of comic books - a distinctly American phenomenon. Featuring some of Broadway's biggest stars and a fresh, upbeat pop-rock score, this brand new musical takes audiences into the world of comic books as seen through the eyes of Hero Batowski, a 28-year-old aspiring comic book artist who is struggling to get his life and career on track. When an unexpected event sends his life spiraling in a new direction, he is forced to finally create his own adventure.
Forston makes his Asolo Rep debut with HERO. He originated the role of Al in the world premiere of HERO at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. Don's most recent credits are with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors, and the world premieres of The Adventures of Pinocchio as Geppetto and the Emperor in The Emperor's New Clothes. Don recently appeared on NBC's hit television series, Chicago PD, as Phil Rodiger. His film credits include, Rookie of the Year and Blink.
*Members of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.