Colella, Cumpsty, Elder and More Take Flight at the McCarter Theatre April 30

News   Colella, Cumpsty, Elder and More Take Flight at the McCarter Theatre April 30 The American premiere of new Richard Maltby Jr., David Shire and John Weidman musical Take Flight, starring Jenn Colella, Michael Cumpsty, Claybourne Elder, Stanton Nash and Benjamin Schrader, begins performances April 30 at the McCarter Theatre.
Take Flight stars Jenn Colella and Michael Cumpsty in rehearsal
Take Flight stars Jenn Colella and Michael Cumpsty in rehearsal Photo by John Baer

Tony Award-nominated British director Sam Buntrock (Sunday in the Park with George) stages the production that officially opens May 13 and runs through June 6 in Princeton, NJ. The cast features Colella as Amelia Earhart, Cumpsty as George Putnam, Elder as Charles Lindbergh, Nash as Wilbur Wright and Schrader as Orville Wright.

The ensemble includes Carey Brown, Bobby Daye, Linda Gabler, Marya Grandy, Todd A. Horman, Price Waldman and William Youmans.

Take Flight, according to the McCarter, "blends fact and fiction to tell the interweaving stories of three pioneers of aeronautics: the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart."

Designing the production are David Farley (set and costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), Ken Travis (sound design), Lisa Shriver (musical staging) and Kevin Stites (music director).

Tickets can be reserved by phone (609) 258-2787; toll-free at (888) 278-7932; online at www.mccarter.org; or at the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office at 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ.

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