Oswald, a new musical examining the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr. and the conspiracy theories that ignited following the death of his killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, will be performed in concert August 19 at 7 PM at The Green Room 42.
Tony LePage (Come From Away, Rock of Ages) and Josh Sassanella (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages) collaborated on the new musical, which frames the events of November 22, 1969, through the eyes of Oswald’s elderly widow.
Hadestown and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark star Reeve Carney will lead a cast that also includes Amy Spanger (Matilda, Rock of Ages), Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages), Joe Carroll (Frozen, Bandstand), Nasia Thomas (Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Alex Finke (Come From Away, Les Miserables), De’Lon Grant (Come From Away), Donnie Kehr (Billy Elliott, Jersey Boys), Justin Mortelliti (Escape to Margaritaville), Blaine Krauss (The Cher Show, Kinky Boots), and Joey Calveri (Rock of Ages, Wonderland). Additional cast members will be announced.
Oswald received a Dallas-area concert presentation earlier this year at The Firehouse Theatre in Farmer’s Branch, Texas. The creative team is hoping to present a workshop of Oswald in New York City this fall.
Randi Kleiner will direct the concert, which will have music direction by Jane Cardona. Cardona is joined by band members Jane Cardona, Eric Stockton, Freddy Hall, Jeff Allen, and Kevin Garcia. Kimberly Grigsby is the show’s musical supervisor.