Bogart, Nouri, Copeland, O'Shea Join Eder in Wildhorn & Knighton's Camille Claudel

News   Bogart, Nouri, Copeland, O'Shea Join Eder in Wildhorn & Knighton's Camille Claudel The company of the dawning new musical, Camille Claudel, about the tortured artist who was Auguste Rodin's lover, has been announced by Goodspeed Musicals, which is mounting the Frank Wildhorn-Nan Knighton show in its developmental space Aug. 14-Sept. 7.

Joining Linda Eder, Wildhorn's gifted wife, are Matt Bogart (Miss Saigon) as Camille's brother, Paul; Joan Copeland (Two by Two) as Madame Claudel; Michael Nouri (Victor/Victoria) as Rodin; Milo O'Shea (Mass Appeal) as Monsieur Claudel, with John Paul Almon, Timothy W. Bish, Nick Cavarra, Margaret Ann Gates, Natalie Hill, Mayumi Miguel, Tracy Miller, Tricia Paoluccio, Darren Ritchie and Shonn Wiley.

Gabriel Barre, one of the busiest directors on the East Coast at the moment, directs, with choreography by his Off-Broadway Wild Party choreographer Mark Dendy.

Performances play the Norma Terris Theatre, Goodspeed's workshop space that offers artists full productions, paying audiences and no critics.

Wildhorn and Knighton previously collaborated on The Scarlet Pimpernel. Camille Claudel is aiming for Broadway this season if the work is deemed ready for prime time.

Eder's musical director since 1987, Jeremy Roberts, conducts Camille Claudel, with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.  Walt Spangler (Broadway's Hollywood Arms) is scenic designer, Constance Hoffman is costume designer, Howell Binkley is lighting designer and sound is by Mark Menard. For information, visit www.goodspeed.org.