Everyday Rapture, with Sherie Rene Scott, Extends Off-Broadway

News   Everyday Rapture, with Sherie Rene Scott, Extends Off-Broadway Second Stage Theatre has extended its current Off-Broadway run of Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott, by two weeks, now through June 14.
Everyday Rapture star-creator Sherie Rene Scott
Everyday Rapture star-creator Sherie Rene Scott Photo by Carol Rosegg

Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) staged the new work penned by Scott and Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) with musical supervision by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal).

Eamon Foley, Lindsey Mendez and Betsy Wolfe are also featured in the cast. Previews began April 7 for the show which just opened May 3 to positive critical response. The run was originally slated to play through May 31.

Everyday Rapture is billed as "the story of a young woman's psycho-sexual-spiritual journey on the rocky path that separates her mostly Mennonite past from her mostly Manhattan future," according to show notes. "Her life takes her from the cornfields of Kansas to the clover fields of New York (with a disturbing detour through YouTube)."

Though not defined as a musical or play with music, Everyday Rapture features songs made famous by David Byrne, George Harrison, The Dap Kings and Judy Garland. Musical staging is by Michele Lynch, orchestrations by Tom Kitt and musical direction by Carmel Dean.

The Everyday Rapture design team includes Christine Jones (scenic), Tom Broecker (costume), Kevin Adams (lighting) and Brian Ronan (sound). Michele Lynch (The Coast of Utopia) handles musical staging.

Second Stage will next present its final show of the season, the New York premiere of the new musical Vanities, June 30-Aug. 9. Judith Ivey directs the Jack Heifner (book) and David Kirshenbaum musical featuring Lauren Kennedy, Sarah Stiles and Anneliese van der Pol.

Tickets to Everyday Rapture at Second Stage Theatre (307 West 43rd Street, off 8th Avenue) are available by calling (212) 246-4422, toll-free at (800) 766-6048 or online at 2ST.com.