Glimpses of the Moon Begins Algonquin Run Jan. 21; Larsen Guests

News   Glimpses of the Moon Begins Algonquin Run Jan. 21; Larsen Guests Glimpses of the Moon, which is tagged "A Jazz Age Musical," begins its limited engagement at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room Jan. 21.

Marc Bruni directs the new musical, which will officially open Jan. 28 and play Monday nights only through March 10. The cast features Patti Murin (Xanadu) as Susy and Stephen Plunkett (Gone Missing) as Nick with Beth Glover (Counselor-at-Law) as Ellie, Laura Jordan (In My Life) as Coral, Daren Kelly (Crazy for You, Woman of the Year, Deathtrap, South Pacific) as Nelson and Glenn Peters as Streffy.

Each 8 PM performance also features a guest star. Liz Larsen appears Jan. 21; others scheduled include KT Sullivan (Jan. 28), Susan Lucci (Feb. 25), Joyce Dewitt (March 3) and Alison Fraser (March 10).

Based on the novel by Edith Wharton, Glimpses of the Moon features music by John Mercurio and book and lyrics by Tajlei Levis. The musical, according to press notes, follows "the jazzy whirl of Manhattan society, from champagne-soaked dinner parties, to luxurious vacation cottages and back to New York's elegant hotels. [The musical concerns the] popular but penniless Suzy Branch and her friend Nick Lansing [who] devise the ultimate fund-raising scheme: to marry and live off the wedding gifts while they help one another find suitable millionaires. The plan works perfectly — until they fall in love."

The creative team also includes Ted LeFevre (scenic consultant), Deb Gaouette (props designer), Jim Milkey (lighting designer), Lisa Zinni (costume designer) and Denis Jones (choreographer). Andy Cohen is stage manager.

Show times are Mondays at 8 PM. Tickets, priced $50 (plus a $30 food-drink minimum or a $50 prix fixe dinner), are available by calling (212) 419-9331 or by e-mailing bmcgurn@algonquinhotel.com. The Oak Room is located within the Algonquin Hotel at 59 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. For more information visit www.GlimpsesOfTheMoon.com.