Photo Coverage: The Wedding Singer in Seattle

The colorful new musical The Wedding Singer, which is currently playing a try-out run at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, will begin previews at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 30th and open on April 27th.

 Stephen Lynch ("Comedy Central Presents") and Tony Award-nominee Laura Benanti (Nine, Into the Woods) star, respectively, as love interests Robbie and Julia, with Matthew Saldivar as Robbie's best friend Sammy, Amy Spanger as Julia's best friend Holly, Rita Gardner as Rosie, Richard Blake as Julia's fiancé Glen Gulia, Felicia Finley as ex-fiancee Linda and Kevin Cahoon as George, one of Robbie's bandmates.
The Wedding Singer "is set in 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party — until his own fiancé leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a sweet-tempered waitress who wins his affection. The only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark. Unless Robbie can pull off the performance of the decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever," state press notes. The show i
s based on the 1998 film, which starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The Wedding Singer features music by Matthew Sklar, with lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Tim Herlihy and Chad Beguelin. John Rando (Urinetown) directs the musical, while Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie) is behind the choreography.

Tickets for the new musical comedy The Wedding Singer can now be purchased by holders of American Express cards; they will go on sale to the general public on February 12th and the Al Hirschfeld Theatre's box office will open on March 13th. Tickets for The Wedding Singer at the 5th Avenue Theatre, which range from $19-$71, can be ordered by calling (206)-292-ARTS or by visiting Visit for more information. American Express card-holders can visit for tickets, which range from $56.25 to $111.25 (including a $1.25 theatre restoration charge).

All photos by Joan Marcus unless otherwise noted

Matthew Saldivar, Kevin Cahoon and Stephen Lynch

Stephen Lynch, Laura Benanti and the cast of The Wedding Singer

Stephen Lynch and Rita Gardner

Richard H. Blake and the cast of The Wedding Singer

Stephen Lynch and the cast of The Wedding Singer

Laura Benanti (photo by Bradford Noble)

Stephen Lynch and the cast of The Wedding Singer

Stephen Lynch and Laura Benanti in The Wedding Singer (photo by Bradford Noble)

Matthew Saldivar and Amy Spanger

Stephen Lynch (photo by Bradford Noble)

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