The production will then play The Kennedy Theatre at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC, Sept. 23-27.
The cast is headed by Christian Campbell ("Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical," "The $treet") with David Barrus, Sean Jenness, Michelle Kinney, Yolanda Rabun, Gregory Dale Sanders, Andrea Schulz Twiss and Melvin Tunstall III.
Drift, billed as a "contemporary concert-musical," features music and lyrics by Jeremy Schonfeld and additional material by Craig Popisil. The new work is described as such: "Drift is about a man's journey of gaining peace and perspective on his life, after the break up of his marriage and family. The highly successful concept album by Schonfeld, who will also be the Musical Director for the Hot Summer Nights production, comes to vivid life when a man, newly single, steps into the empty apartment he once shared with his wife and daughter and the memories flood his mind. His path, as woven by Schonfeld's intensely personal rock score, is paved with humor, passion, disappointment and most importantly, hope."
The production team includes Christine Rapp (production stage manager), Matthew-Jason Willis (choreographer), Chris Bernier (set and lighting designer), Vincent Marini (projection designer), Shawn Larson (costume designer), Leanne Heinz (sound designer) and Phil Valera (sound supervisor).
Christian Campbell starred in the Off-Broadway musical Reefer Madness and reprised his work in the Showtime movie version. He also appeared in the short-lived NBC television show "The Book of Daniel" and the ABC soap "All My Children." Other credits include the national tour of tick... tick... BOOM! as well as the London production of that Jonathan Larson musical. Show times at both venues are Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 3 PM.
For tickets call (866) 811-4111 or visit ovationtix.com. For more information visit www.hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org.