New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre has announced complete casting for the Kathleen Marshall-helmed My Paris. The new musical features music and lyrics by French icon Charles Aznavour, a book by Oscar and Tony winner Alfred Uhry and musical adaptations by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown.
My Paris, which will be led by director and choreographer Marshall, is set to begin performances May 4 with Tony nominee Bobby Steggert starring as legendary French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The cast also includes Darius Barnes, Mara Davi, Donna English, Josh Grisetti, Anne Horak, Thomas Hewitt, Timothy Hughes, Jamie Jackson, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Tiffany Mann, Kate Marilley, Andrew Mueller, John Riddle and Erica Sweany. An official opening night is set for May 11 for an engagement scheduled to run through May 29 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre.
According to production notes, My Paris examines the life and times of legendary French painter Toulouse-Lautrec. “Toulouse-Lautrec lovingly rendered the gaiety, color, and heartbreak of Montmartre, Le Can Can, and the world of Le Moulin Rouge," states the description. "It’s the story of a great artist that loved a world that never quite loved him back.“
The creative team also includes David Eggers (associate director/associate choreographer), David Gardos (music direction), Derek McLane (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Don Holder (lights), Brian Ronan (sound), Olivia Sebesky (projections) and Telsey and Company (casting). Chris Zaccardi is the production stage manager.
“The creative team is among the most accomplished which we’ve had the opportunity to work with. I am certain it will be an exciting production,“ Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein commented in an earlier press release. “I’ve found a musical that I believe will be an event, a joyous celebration of life, love, and art.“
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (203) 787-4282 or visit LongWharf.org.