Hereafter Musical officially opens Oct. 25.
The musical features book, music and lyrics by Favale (vice president of CBS late-night programming) and book, additional music and lyrics and vocal arrangements by Keane (Pure Gospel America).
Directed by Terry Berliner, the cast of Hereafter Musical features Frankie Keane, Deborah Tranelli ("Dallas"), Pierce Cravens (Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast), Jill Shackner (Les Miserables), Paul Blankenship, Eileen Faxas, Carolyn Mignini, Courtney Capek, Tanisha Gary, Kissy Simmons (The Lion King), Margaret Kelly and Alan Kalter (announcer for "The Late Show with David Letterman").
"Hereafter Musical follows three women have come together at the home of world renowned psychic Jason Richards, desperate to make contact with their loved ones who have past," press notes state. "Unbeknownst to them, the spirits materialize during the reading and we discover that, like the living, they are also having a great deal of difficulty moving on. Over the course of the session the spirits get revelations and see a side of their family that they haven’t seen before. And as the living share their stories, the spirits struggle with their decision as to whether or not they should make contact…because once they do, they will cross over to the unknown of the Hereafter."
Favale was inspired to write the musical following learning of a teenager's death in a car accident. "I thought about how my life was turned upside down when I lost my own brothers and what this poor kid’s family was going through," he said in a previous statement. Hereafter Musical features sound design by Scott Stauffer, costume design by Theresa Snider-Stein and musical direction by William Hindin.
Snapple Theater Center is located at 1627 Broadway. Tickets and more information are available by calling (212) 921-7862 or visiting hereaftermusical.com.