Alison Fraser, Daniel Marcus and Patrick Quinn will head the cast of the film noir musical, which will begin previews at the New Jersey theatre April 4 with an official opening scheduled for April 7. Directed by David Saint, the musical will play through April 30.
Gunmetal Blues features a book by Scott Wentworth and a score by Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler. The musical, according to press notes, "is inspired by the classic black and white detective films of the 1940s as a private eye (Quinn) searches for a mysterious blonde (Fraser) in a world of smoke and mirrors, shadows and shattered dreams."
The creative team for the production comprises Michael Anania (set design), David Murin (costume design), Christopher J. Bailey (lighting design) and Tom Morse (sound design).
Alison Fraser received Tony nominations for her performances in The Secret Garden and Romance/Romance, and was also seen on Broadway in Tartuffe: Born Again and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Daniel Marcus' Broadway credits include The Pirates of Penzance, 1776, A Christmas Carol, Urinetown and The Woman in White. Patrick Quinn has appeared on The Great White Way in A Class Act, The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Damn Yankees, Lend Me a Tenor, Oh! Coward, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and Fiddler on the Roof.
The George Street Playhouse is located in New Brunswick, NJ at 9 Livingston Avenue. Tickets are available by calling (732) 246-7717 or by visiting www.GSPonline.org.