Broadway's Barbour, Rubin-Vega, Feldshuh Mix with Cavanaugh in Upcoming Film "Alchemy"

News   Broadway's Barbour, Rubin-Vega, Feldshuh Mix with Cavanaugh in Upcoming Film "Alchemy" Assassins star James Barbour, Anna in the Tropics' Daphne Rubin-Vega and Golda's Balcony headliner Tovah Feldshuh have been cast in the upcoming film "Alchemy" starring recent Urinetown lead and TV's "Ed" Tom Cavanaugh.

The film penned and directed by Evan Oppenheimer ("The Auteur Theory," "Justice") and is currently filming towards a 2005 release. Cavanaugh stars opposite Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs") and Illeana Douglas (Surviving Grace, "Message in a Bottle").

"Alchemy" finds an NYU computer scientist (Cavanaugh) on the verge of being fired unless he proves his latest experiment — an emotionally interactive computer — can gain the school some attention. The scientist (Cavanaugh) enlists the help of his ex-girlfriend, an editor at Cosmo, who agrees, if the computer be used in a man vs. machine love competition. Soon, the scientist finds himself engulfed in the race for the love of the subject — an actress in Tony n' Tina's Wedding (Chalke) — against the chosen man — a well-known professor educated in love and romance (Barbour) — and the machine.

Barbour currently fills the role of William McKinley killer Leon Czolgosz in the Tony Award-winning revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. He is also known for his turns as Rochester in Jane Eyre, the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Officer Lockstock in Urinetown.

Rubin-Vega, who was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics, made her Broadway debut as Mimi in the original cast of Rent. The actress, seen in the films "Wild Things" and "Flawless," has also played on stage in The Rocky Horror Show, Between Us, Fucking A, Free to Be...You and Me and Two Sisters and a Piano.

Feldshuh, who currently appears in Golda's Balcony, has also played on Broadway in Lend Me a Tenor, Saravà, Yentl, Rodgers and Hart and Cyrano. She can also be seen in her recurring television role on "Law and Order" and in the films "Kissing Jessica Stein," "A Walk on the Moon" and "Happy Accidents."

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