Judy McLane Will Take Hiatus from Broadway's Mamma Mia! to Star in Pioneer's Next to Normal

News   Judy McLane Will Take Hiatus from Broadway's Mamma Mia! to Star in Pioneer's Next to Normal
 
Singer-actress Judy McLane, who plays Tanya in the Broadway company of Mamma Mia!, will take a brief hiatus from that long-running hit to star in a regional production of the Tony-winning musical Next to Normal.

Judy McLane
Judy McLane

McLane, according to her official website, will take a leave of absence from the Abba musical Aug. 22-Oct. 2, returning to the Winter Garden Oct. 3.

She will star as Diana, a mother battling depression and bipolar disorder, in Pioneer Theatre Company's production of Next to Normal Sept. 16-Oct. 1 in Utah. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal features music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey.

Judy McLane, who received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance as Vienna in Off-Broadway's Johnny Guitar, has appeared on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Aspects of Love and Chess. She starred in the tours of Into the Woods, Big, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Side By Side By Sondheim. Her many other theatrical credits include Follies, Victor/Victoria, Evita, Man of La Mancha, Oliver!, Nine and Kiss Me, Kate.

For more information visit www.pioneertheatre.org or www.mamma-mia.com.

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