Broadway Creatives Will Head to St. Louis Muny for Summer Season; Gary Griffin Will Direct Into the Woods

News   Broadway Creatives Will Head to St. Louis Muny for Summer Season; Gary Griffin Will Direct Into the Woods
 
The creative teams for the seven musicals that will comprise the 2015 summer season at St. Louis' The Muny, the country's largest outdoor theatre, have been announced.

The 97th summer season in Forest Park will kick off June 15, 2015, with My Fair Lady, which will continue through June 21. Mark Bruni will direct the production, which will feature choreography by Chris Bailey and musical direction by Ben Whiteley.

Hairspray, which runs June 23-30, will be directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges with musical direction by Charlie Alterman. Gordon Greenberg will direct Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, which will play the outdoor venue July 6-12. The limited engagement will also feature choreography by Denis Jones and music direction by James Moore.

Marcia Milgrom Dodge will direct Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, which will be seen July 13-19. The production will also have music direction by Michael Horsley; Josh Walden is choreographer.

Gary Griffin will lead Muny audiences Into The Woods July 21-27. The Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical will have choreography by Chris Bailey and music direction by Brad Haak.

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, featuring direction by Matt Lenz and choreography by Vince Pesce, will be offered July 29-Aug. 7. Ben Whiteley is the music director. The summer season will conclude with Oklahoma!, running Aug. 10-16. Rob Ruggiero will direct the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with music direction by Kevin Stites.

 

Holiday Inn, The Buddy Holly Story and Into the Woods are Muny premieres.

"2015 will be another big, adventurous season," said Muny artistic director and executive producer Mike Isaacson in a previous statement. "During the past three seasons, we've expanded our creativity and energized our productions. The response from the Muny audience and the community has been nothing short of wonderful. This audience inspires us to keep on pushing ourselves and our vision, so now we're off to make more 'Muny magic' with these seven spectacular shows."

“In 2015, audiences will be delighted by our bold and exciting productions of beloved classics and the most popular titles from our audience survey,” added Muny president and CEO Denny Reagan. "In the past 3 seasons, our productions have soared to unimaginable heights under the first-class artistic direction of Mike Isaacson. His passion and creativity have brought a welcome burst of energy to The Muny, and with the recent extension of Mike’s contract, the wonderful collaboration we have shared for his first three seasons will continue to produce years of magical moments for Muny audiences.”

New season tickets will be available beginning March 7, 2015, at the Muny box office in Forest Park, with single tickets going on sale May 30.

For more information call (314) 361-1900 or visit muny.org.

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