Musical star Judy Kuhn will head the cast of Tina Landau and Ricky Ian Gordon's new musical Dream True, which will begin performances Mar. 24 at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre. The show will officially open Apr. 14 and run through May 1.
Also in the cast of the supernatural story of two friends growing up in America are Daniel Jenkins, star of Broadway's Big, and Jeff McCarthy, a veteran of Side Show. Kuhn most recently appeared in the Drama Dept. revival of the Irving Berlin-Moss Hart revue As Thousands Cheer. Her Broadway credits include Chess, Sunset Boulevard and She Loves Me.
Gordon and Landau teamed once before, for En Garde Arts' production of Stonewall. Otherwise, Gordon is primarily known for his work in the classical music and opera fields. Landau collaborated with composer Adam Guettel on both Floyd Collins and Saturn Returns.
Dream True, inspired by the George du Maurier novel "Peter Ibbetson," cover five decades in the lives of two boyhood friends, taking them from Wyoming to New York City. This is no ordinary friendship, however: the two pals are able to communicate through dreams.
Also in the cast are Jessica Molaskey (Dream), Francis Jue, Bryan T. Donovan, Michael Cole, Alex Bohen, Jase Blankfort and Steven Skybell. Deirdre Lovejoy, originally cast, left the show during rehearsals to take a role in the Arena Stage production of How I Learned to Drive. She was replaced by Amy Hohn. In the past, the Vineyard has produced such musicals as Polly Pen's Bed and Sofa and Christina Alberta's Father.
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--By Robert Simonson