CAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Starts Performances Tomorrow Off-Broadway
Give their regards to Broadway! Producer Riki Kane Larimer (Fiddler on the Roof, Tappin' Thru Life, On The Town, Gigi) presents the new hit Off-Broadway musical, CAGNEY, with book by Peter Colley (The Donnelly) and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern (Fame, First Wives Club). Performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. for an open-ended engagement at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Sunday afternoon, April 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Directed by Bill Castellino (Storyville, Jolson), and with choreography by Joshua Bergasse (On The Town, Gigi), and music direction by Matt Perri (Finding Neverland, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella), the six-member cast stars Broadway veteran and hoofer Robert Creighton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Lion King) as the legendary James Cagney, with Jeremy Benton (42nd Street), Danette Holden (Annie), Bruce Sabath (Company), Josh Walden (Ragtime), and Ellen Zolezzi (Seussical).
CAGNEY, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood as the original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton, in the role he was born to play, leads a cast of six who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites: Give My Regards To Broadway, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Yankee Doodle Dandy. Cagney received its New York premiere at The York Theatre Company, last spring, where it played a limited five-week sold out engagement.
The creative team includes James Morgan (set), Martha Bromelmeier (costumes), Michael Gilliam (lights), Janie Bullard (sound), Mark Pirolo (projections), Larry Lelli (music coordinator), and Christian Kelly-Sordelet and Rick Sordelet (fight directors). The Production Stage Manager is Larry Smiglewski. Carol Hanzel is the Casting Director and Brierpatch Productions provides General Management.
CAGNEY will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Thursday & Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets for CAGNEY are priced at $89 and may be purchased by calling Telecharge: 212-239-6200, or by visiting Telecharge.com.