A Dog Story, a new musical for dog lovers, officially opened November 17 at the Black Box at The Davenport Theater Off-Broadway. Gayla D. Morgan and Eric H. Weinberger’s romantic comedy began previews in New York November 3 following a sold-out premiere run in Key West, FL.
With music and lyrics by Morgan and a book by Weinberger, the story follows a career-driven lawyer who gets a puppy in the hope that it will help him find a wife. The musical is directed by Justin Baldridge with choreography by Shannon Lewis.
“Through first dates, angry tangos, and a sudden disappearance, Roland discovers there's more to life when you get a dog!” state production notes.
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A Dog Story Celebrates Opening Night
The cast includes David Perlman (Baby It's You!) as Roland, Stefanie Brown (Wicked) as Blair, and Lindsie VanWinkle (Nevermore) as Miranda, and Brian Ray Norris (Sense and Sensibility) as Guy; Alex Kidder (Ragtime) and Chris Blem (Disney's Believe) are the swings.
The production also features music direction by Dylan MarcAurele, scenic design by Lauren Mills (My Fair Lady at The Sharon Playhouse), sound design by Tyler Kieffer (The History Boys), lighting design by Jamie Roderick (Disney's Tarzan), costume design by Travis Chinick (That Bachelorette Show), and choreography by Shannon Lewis (Fosse). The orchestrations are by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle.
A Dog Story is executive-produced by Ken Davenport. The Off-Broadway premiere is also produced by Seaglass Theatrical and co-produced by Waterfront Theatrics and Martha Robinson.