Stroman Talks 'HAPPINESS' with Newsday

By: Mar. 22, 2009
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Currently in previews, the Lincoln Center Theater production of the new musical HAPPINESS will open at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on Monday, March 30 at 6:45pm. HAPPINESS, which has a book by John Weidman, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie and direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. The Tony winning Stroman talked about the new musical with New York Newsday, to read the interview click here.

HAPPINESS features Fred ApplegateSebastian ArcelusMiguel CervantesHunter FosterJoanna GleasonKen PageRobert PetkoffJenny Powers,Phyllis Somerville and Pearl Sun.

The cast of HAPPINESS also includes Ana Maria AndricainHolly Ann ButlerPatRick CummingsJanet DickinsonAlan H. Green, Samantha Maza, James MoyeAlessa NeeckEric SantagataRob SappAlexander Scheitinger, Lina Silver, Idara Victor, and Matt Wall.

Commissioned and developed by Lincoln Center Theater, HAPPINESS, tells the story of a disparate group of New Yorkers caught on a subway train under unusual circumstances. The production reunites director-choreographer Susan Stroman and book writer John Weidman, whose last LCT collaboration was the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Contact, and marks the LCT debuts of composer Scott Frankel and lyricistMichael Korie who were nominated for a Tony Award for their score for the musicalGrey Gardens.

The musical has sets by Thomas Lynch, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting byDonald Holder, sound design by Scott Lehrer, orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and musical direction by Eric Stern.

HAPPINESS is performed Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm. (There is no performance on Tuesday, March 31.) Tickets, priced at $95, are available at the Lincoln Center Theater Box Office, at (212-239-6200) or by visiting

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


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