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Photos: First Look at SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage, now through October 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a big, brawling, rollicking show filled with rambunctious energy and set in 1850s Oregon Territory with a book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, lyrics by Johnny Mercer, music by Gene de Paul, and new songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn. This beloved musical based on the glorious MGM hit film and Stephen Vincent Benet's short story "The Sobbin' Women" tells the story of Adam Pontipee and his backwoods brothers' unusual pursuit of brides. When Adam goes to town to get a wife, he miraculously convinces the beautiful and feisty Milly to marry him that same day, and then she immediately starts reforming her six rowdy brothers-in-law. When her plan to marry off the boys backfires, this exuberant rousing musical kicks into high gear with a combination of daredevil dancing and wonderful songs like "Goin' Courtin," "Sobbin' Women," and "Wonderful, Wonderful Day."

Broadway performers will headline the Ogunquit production. Starring as Adam Pontipee is Nathaniel Hackmann who is making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut. Mr. Hackmann has appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, and Paint Your Wagon. He has also performed in many regional theatres throughout the U.S. in shows that include Oliver!, Sweeney Todd, Oklahoma!, Camelot and many more. Also making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut is Analisa Leaming who is cast as Milly. Ms. Leaming recently appeared on Broadway in the Lincoln Center production of The King and I and in Roundabout Theatre's production of On the Twentieth Century starring Kristin Chenoweth. She has performed in regional theatres in shows including Mary Poppins as Mary, The Sound of Music as Maria, The Music Man as Marian Paroo, and many others.

Adam's brothers are played by Kevin Munhall (Broadway: Anything Goes; Ogunquit Playhouse: West Side Story) as Benjamin, Colin Bradbury (Broadway: Come Fly Away) as Caleb, BrIan Martin (Nat'l Tour: Bullets Over Broadway) as Daniel, Abe Hegewald (Sir Tim Rice's North American Premiere of From Here to Eternity) as Ephraim, Jeff Smith (Ogunquit Playhouse: West Side Story; Damn Yankees)as Frank, and Justin Schuman (1st Nat'l Tour: Nice Work If You Can Get It) as Gideon. The brides are played by Kelly Berman as Alice, Becky Grace Kalman as Sarah, Shelby Putlak as Liza, Maria Cristina Slye as Dorcas, Chloe Tiso as Martha, and Lizz Picini (Ogunquit Playhouse: West Side Story) as Ruth, who is also the Assistant Choreographer for the Ogunquit production.

Ogunquit Playhouse has put together a top-notch creative to produce an all-new and exhilarating production of the classic musical. Helming the Ogunquit production is Broadway veteran BT McNicholl, who returns to Ogunquit after last directing the award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Parker Esse is making his Ogunquit debut choreographing Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Scenic design for the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is by Anna Louizos. Jeffrey Campos returns to the Ogunquit Playhouse as Musical Director. Costume Designer José Rivera is coordinating the costumes for the Ogunquit Playhouse production.

For tickets and more information, visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org or call the Ogunquit Playhouse Box Office at 207-646-5511.

Photos: First Look at SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
BrIan Martin as Daniel and Shelby Putlak as Liza in 'Challenge Dance'. Photo by Julia Russell.

Photos: First Look at SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
Nathaniel Hackmann as Adam and Analisa Leaming as Milly. Photo by Gary Ng.

Photos: First Look at SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
Jeff Smith as Frank in 'Challenge Dance'. Photo by Jay Goldsmith.

Photos: First Look at SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
Nathaniel Hackmann as Adam. Photo by Julia Russell.


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