Jenn Colella, Michael Cumpsty and More Will Take Flight in New Maltby and Shire Musical

News   Jenn Colella, Michael Cumpsty and More Will Take Flight in New Maltby and Shire Musical
 
Casting has been announced for the American premiere of the new Richard Maltby Jr., David Shire and John Weidman musical Take Flight, which begins performances at the McCarter Theatre April 30.

Jenn Colella
Jenn Colella

Directed by Sam Buntrock, the production will officially open May 13. Performances will continue at the Princeton, NJ, venue through June 6.

The cast will be led by Jenn Colella (Amelia Earhart), Michael Cumpsty (George Putnam), Claybourne Elder (Charles Lindbergh), Stanton Nash (Wilbur Wright) and Benjamin Schrader (Orville Wright). The ensemble includes Carey Brown, Bobby Daye, Linda Gabler, Marya Grandy, Todd A. Horman, Price Waldman and William Youmans.

Take Flight, according to the McCarter, "blends fact and fiction to tell the interweaving stories of three pioneers of aeronautics: the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart."

Designing the production are David Farley (set and costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), Ken Travis (sound design), Lisa Shriver (musical staging) and Kevin Stites (music director).

Tickets can be reserved by phone (609) 258-2787; toll-free at (888) 278-7932; online at www.mccarter.org; or at the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office at 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ.

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