Danny Bolero, Mel Johnson Jr., et al. to Lead STUCK at NYMF
Danny Bolero (Broadway's In The Heights), Mel Johnson Jr. (Broadway's The Lion King, Hot Feet, The Rink), Beth McVey (Broadway's Beauty and the Beast, 42nd Street, Nine), Anita Welch (Avenue Q National Tour), Tim Young (Broadway's Next To Normal) and EJ ZIMMERMAN (Avenue Q National Tour) will star in Riley Thomas' subway tuner STUCK in the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Moving on is never easy, as six strangers discover when trapped between stations on the subway. As tension builds, colorful characters clash as they recognize pieces of themselves emerging in one another. With book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas, this poignant and tuneful contemporary musical takes audiences on a humorous and heartfelt ride as it explores exactly what it means to be STUCK.
Bolero appeared in the Broadway companies of In The Heights as Kevin and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Napthali. Johnson Jr. appeared on Broadway as Mufasa in The Lion King, in Bob Fosse's Big Deal, with Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera in The Rink and in Hot Feet. He co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall, was a series regular on David Lynch's On The Air and appeared on Star Trek Deep Space Nine, The Practice and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
McVey appeared in the original Broadway cast of 42nd Street, as the Star To Be in Annie, as Claudia and Carla in Nine and as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast. Welch appeared as Gary Coleman in the North American and Asian tours of Avenue Q and as Sela in the NYMF production of Roofless. Young made his Broadway debut with the original cast of Next To Normal and appeared in the film Young Adult. Zimmerman appeared in the 1st National Tour of Avenue Q and as Chen in the NYMF production of I Got Fired.
Michael Berry (I Come For Love, 21 Stories A Broadway Tale) will direct the production. Jeff Award winner JOSHUA STEVEN KARTES is the musical director. DAVID S. GOLDSTEIN (Ghostlight at NYMF 2011, The Most Ridiculous Thing at NYMF 2010) is the scenic and lighting designer. STEPHANIE ALEGADO (Mercedes Benz Fashion Week) is the costume designer. The production is being general managed by Zachary Laks.
STUCK will be presented at The 45th St. Theatre Mainstage (354 West 45th Street). Performances will be held on Friday, July 13 at 8pm; Saturday, July 14 at 1pm; Sunday, July 15 at 8pm; Wednesday, July 18 at 4:30pm and 8pm; and Sunday, July 22 at 8pm.