Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham's The Next Thing You Know Musical Among TriArts 2013 Season

News   Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham's The Next Thing You Know Musical Among TriArts 2013 Season The Next Thing You Know, the new musical by songwriting duo Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham about confronting adulthood in New York City, is among the titles in TriArts Sharon Playhouse's 2013 season in Sharon, CT.

The new musical, which features music by Salzman and a book and lyrics by Cunningham and concludes the company's season, will run Aug. 8-11. Artistic director John Simpkins will direct, with Joshua Zecher-Ross as music director.

Here's how The Next Thing You Know is billed: "It's an original musical of four New Yorkers as they laugh, love and drink their way through the big questions that face all young dreamers who wake up in the city that never sleeps. Does marrying a really nice guy mean you're settling down or just settling? Does taking a nine-to-five equal giving up or growing up? Does a decade in the city break you down or break you in?"

Salzman and Cunningham are recent Jonathan Larson Award winners. Developed with Simpkins, the show has had readings and workshop productions at NYU Steinhardt, CAP 21 and a recently released album.

Simpkins will also direct Damn Yankees, which will run from Aug. 14-25 and star Jarrad Green as Joe Hardy, Jane Kivnick as Lola, John Champion as Joe Boyd and Dale Hensley as Applegate.

The Tony-winning musical Spamalot, which will run June 26-July 7, will feature Broadway cast member Thomas Cannizzaro in the role of King Arthur with Bethany Fagan as Lady of the Lake, Jared Weiss as Sir Robin, Brandon Cordeiro as Sir Lancelot, Harrison Post as Patsy and Stephen Eckelmann as Sir Galahad. Jennifer Werner directs and choreographs with music direction by Eric Kang. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt, which will run July 11-14, will feature Noel Desiato as Sister Aloysius, Kyle Fennie as Father Flynn, Lisha McKoy as Mrs. Muller and Angela Smith as Sister James under the direction of Kate Galvin.

The TriArts 2013 season also includes The Way You Wear Your Hat… The Music of George Gershwin, directed by Simpkins with choreography by M.K. Lawson and music direction by Eric Kang (June 7-9); They're Playing Our Song, a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch that stars Eric William Morris and Lauren Marcus under the direction of Simpkins, choreographer Lawson and music director Caleb Hoyer (July 19-28); and Jason Robert Brown's 13, directed by Tri-Arts co-founder Sarah Combs with music direction by Dan Koch (Aug. 2-4).

Artists in 2013 are resident designers Erik Diaz (scenic), Chris Dallos (lighting), Michelle Humphrey (costumes), Brad Berridge (sound) and Alice Bemand (executive director).

The TriArts Sharon Playhouse is located at 49 Amenia Road in Sharon, CT. For more information and tickets, call (860) 364-7469 or visit TriArts.net.

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