Concert of New Musical Facing East to Benefit Trevor Project; Casting Announced

News   Concert of New Musical Facing East to Benefit Trevor Project; Casting Announced
 
A developmental concert performance of the new musical Facing East will be presented Oct. 3 at the Greenhouse Theatre Centre in Chicago to benefit The Trevor Project.

Kevin Stangler
Kevin Stangler

Directed by Andrew Hobgood, the cast will include Kevin Stangler as Andrew, Matthew Keffer as Marcus, Anita Kellen as Ruth and Erin Kahoa as Alex.

Based on the play by Carol Lynn Pearson, Facing East features a score by David Rigano, with book and lyrics by Mark-Eugene Garcia. The new musical, according to press notes, "follows an upstanding Mormon couple dealing with the suicide of their gay son. When they unexpectedly meet their son’s lover, they must face a reality that until then has been ignored, and reconcile their feelings and beliefs."

A feature film, based on the original play, is in development, to be directed by Broadway actor Will Swenson.

Facing East is produced by Nathan Gardner, in association with Deborah Barrigan, Sean Bryan, Cat Stevens and The New Colony.

Greenhouse Theatre Centre is located at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are $20 and available from Brown Paper Tickets, (800) 838-3006 or at www.facingeastthemusical.com.

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