Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Lead Workshops of New Musical SOMEWHERE IN TIME in 2015
This February, two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde) will lead the cast of workshop presentations of the new Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer.
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges (...Spelling Bee, Xanadu), the workshop presentations are set for Friday, February 13 in midtown Manhattan.
In Somewhere in Time, young playwright Richard Collier has an encounter with a mysterious old woman on the opening night of his earliest success; she entreats him, to his bewilderment, to "come back to me." Several years later, with his life and career in disarray, he seeks quiet and contemplation and checks in to a storied hotel from his youth. But his stay at the hotel turns into the journey of a lifetime as he unravels history -- and time -- to discover a powerful but perhaps impossible love with Elise McKenna (Osnes), an elusive and captivating actress from the early twentieth century.
The 1980 film of Somewhere in Time is a romantic classic, beloved by several generations of moviegoers. This world premiere musical adaptation invites those who love the story, and those discovering it for the first time, to experience its magic with original music by Doug Katsaros, lyrics by Amanda Yesnowitz and book by Ken Davenport.
Laura Osnes landed her first Broadway role playing Sandy in the most recent revival of Grease! and quickly became a Broadway favorite, starring as Nellie Forbush in the Lincoln Center Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific and as Hope Harcourt in the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes. She earned Tony Award nominations for both title characters in Bonnie & Clyde and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.
Complete casting will be announced soon.
Dan Knechtges' directing and choreography credits on Broadway include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Tony Award nomination), 110 in the Shade, Xanandu, Sondheim on Sondheim and Lysistrata Jones.
The creative team for Somewhere in Time will also include set design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Christopher Ackerlind, orchestrations by Doug Katsaros and musical direction by Paul Staroba.
Somewhere in Time had its world premiere production at Portland Center Stage in May 2013.
For more information, visit www.SomewhereInTime.com.