Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara & Isaiah Johnson Lead Playwright Horizon's FAR FROM HEAVEN!

Playwrights Horizons sold-out world premiere production of the new musical FAR FROM HEAVEN opens June 2, and runs through through June 30 at the Mainstage Theater. Today, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast, featuring Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson, Steven Pasquale, and more! Check them out below!

The eagerly-awaited new musical features a book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain, the current The Assembled Parties), music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens at PH and on Broadway, Finding Neverland) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens at PH and on Broadway, The Grapes of Wrath, Finding Neverland). The production is choreographed by Alex Sanchez (Giant, Fiorello!) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Grey Gardens at PH and on Broadway; Rent, Next to Normal, Giant).

Cathy Whitaker (O'Hara) seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother in 1957 suburban Connecticut. But roiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel, with incendiary consequences. With a lush score that is both jazz-inflected and hauntingly lyrical, Far From Heaven is a powerful story of romance, betrayal and intolerance, as a woman grapples with her identity in a society on the verge of upheaval.

FAR FROM HEAVEN features scenic design by Tony Award nominee Allen Moyer, costume design by five-time Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Peter Nigrini, orchestrations by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin and wig and hair design by David BrIan Brown. Musical Director is Lawrence Yurmanand Production Stage Manager is Judith Schoenfeld.

The original 2002 film, which stars Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert and Patricia Clarkson, earned over 100 awards, honors and nominations. It was nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Actress (Ms. Moore), Best Original Screenplay (Todd Haynes), Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman) and Best Original Score (Elmer Bernstein), and was named one of the 10 Best Movies of the Decade byEntertainment Weekly. It was also named Best Film of the Year by the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and the Village Voice, among many others. Far From Heaven also earned 4 Golden Globe nominations including Best Screenplay, a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and a bevy of additional awards for leading actress Julianne Moore, including one from the National Board of Review Award and nominations from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes.

Tickets: Ticket Central, (212) 279-4200, www.TicketCentral.com

Photos by: Joan Marcus

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Kelli O'Hara, Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson, Kelli O'Hara, Tess Saltau, Sarah Jane Shanks

Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale


Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson


Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson

Steven Pasquale


James Moye, Steven Pasquale


Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale


Steven Pasquale

Justin Scott Brown, Steven Pasquale, Kelli O'Hara


Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson?


Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson


Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson


Steven Pasquale, Kelli O'Hara


Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson


Mary Stout & Kelli O'Hara
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