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SAVED, a new musical based off of the popular film of the same title, will officially open at Playwrights Horizons on June 3rd, and run a limited engagement through June 22nd. The musical features music & lyrics by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman (The Civilians' Gone Missing and the recent Paris Commune) and book & lyrics by 2-time Olivier Award nominee John Dempsey (The Witches of Eastwick) & Obie Award winner Rinne Groff (The Ruby Sunrise, writer on Showtime's "Weeds"), based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Brian Dannelly & Michael Urban.  

Directed by Gary Griffin (The Color Purple) and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), the production is still set to have its official opening on Tuesday, June 3.  The limited engagement will continue through Sunday, June 22 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).  The musical is the sixth and final production of the theater company's 2007/2008 Season.

The cast of SAVED features Tony Award nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Les Misérables), Tony Award nominee John Dossett (Gypsy, Mamma Mia!), Drama Desk Award nominee Julia Murney (The Wild Party, Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway and national tour), Mary Faber (Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky at Playwrights Horizons, Avenue Q), Josh Breckenridge (The Ritz), Juliana Ashley Hansen (national tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie), Curtis Holbrook (Xanadu), Van Hughes (Hairspray), Jason Michael Snow (Fredric in Pirates of Penzance at Goodspeed), recent Lortel Award nominee Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal), Emily Walton (national tour of A Christmas Carol), Morgan Weed (Next to Normal) and Daniel Zaitchik (Kimberly Akimbo, 365/365).

In SAVED, good girl Mary (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and her domineering best friend Hilary Faye (Mary Faber) are starting their senior year at the top of the social food chain at American Eagle Christian High School – that is, until Mary's boyfriend (Aaron Tveit) tells her he thinks he's gay.  When Jesus appears in a vision, and Mary heeds his message "to do everything she can to help him," her good deeds are met with dire consequences, and Mary is forced to question everything she's ever believed.  Through it all, she finds faith in unexpected places and learns what it truly means to be saved.

For more information please visit www.playwrightshorizons.org 

Mary Faber,Celia Keenan-Bolger and Juliana Ashley Hansen

Van Hughes and Cast

Morgan Weed and Curtis Holbrook

John Dossett , Aaron Tveit, Van Hughes and Curtis Holbrook

Celia Keenan-Bolger and Mary Faber

Celia Keenan-Bolger and Julia Murney

Mary Faber and Celia Keenan-Bolger

John Dossett and Julia Murney

Celia Keenan-Bolger and Aaron Tveit

Celia Keenan-Bolger and Saved Cast

Celia Keenan-Bolger

John Dossett

Mary Faber,Celia Keenan-Bolger and Juliana Ashley Hansen

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