Following an engagement at the Algonquin last winter, Glimpses of the Moon will officially open at the Oak Room Nov. 3. Tickets are currently on sale through Dec. 29.
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 cast comprises Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde) as Susy, Chris Peluso (Lestat) as Nick, Jane Blass (Hairspray) as Ellie, Laura Jordan (Cry-Baby) as Coral, Daren Kelly (Crazy for You) as Nelson and Glenn Peters as Streffy.
The creative team also includes Ted LeFevre (scenic consultant), Deb Gaouette (props designer), Richard Winkler (lighting designer) and Lisa Zinni (costume designer). Show times are Mondays at 8 PM. Tickets, priced $65 (plus a $30 food-drink minimum or a $60 prix fixe dinner), are available by calling (866) 468-7619, or by visiting Ticketweb.
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.