Betty Buckley, Shirley Jones, Cady Huffman, Adam Pascal Set for The Real Love: A New Musical

News   Betty Buckley, Shirley Jones, Cady Huffman, Adam Pascal Set for The Real Love: A New Musical A host of Broadway favorites will take part in the world premiere of The Real Love: A New Musical Aug. 27 at 2 PM at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley.
Tony Award winner Betty Buckley.

Directed by LA Drama Critics Circle Award winner Chris Shelton, the production will star Tony winner Daisy Eagan, Tony winner Cady Huffman, Tony nominees Adam Pascal and Robert Torti and actress-singer Joanna Ampil.

Special guest stars will include Tony winner Betty Buckley, award-winning actress/singer Laurie Cadevida, voice actor and comedian Marty Ingels, Oscar winner Shirley Jones, Emmy-winning singer Faith Rivera and Drama Desk Award-nominated soprano Lynne Wintersteller as well as Filippa Giordano, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish and Tom Schmid.

Guest speakers for the afternoon will include Ed Begley Jr., Grant Aleksander and Cloris Leachman.

The Real Love features music by Emmy winner Bill Conti, two-time Oscar winner Al Kasha, Emmy nominee Doug Katsaros, Tony and Emmy winner Don Pippin and Oscar and two-time Grammy winner David Shire. Lyrics are based on the poetry of Supreme Master Ching Hai, renowned spiritual leader, humanitarian poet and artist.

The new musical, according to press notes, is inspired by a true story about a "woman who is deeply in love with her equally tender husband, a doctor. But as their happy marriage blossoms, a calling propels her to make a heartrending decision - remain with her beloved or sacrifice everything in search of happiness for all humanity. In what seems a destined journey, she embarks on travels through India and the Himalayas, encountering adventure, danger, and surprises along the way. The unforgettable story is sure to bring tears, laughter, and poignant memories for audiences of all backgrounds."

The two-part evening will also include a concert by singer/songwriter Don McLean and his band.

The event will be taped for future broadcast.

For ticket information visit www.thereallovemusic.com.

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