Ayers will play Sarah in the forthcoming production, which will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre March 19-April 30. The cast will also features Ayers' sister, Heather Ayers, as well as Herndon Lackey, Kenneth Boys, Kate Wetherhead, Lani Shipman, Mica Duncan and Kate Fahrner. Joe Calarco directs.
Sarah, Plain and Tall is based on Patricia MacLachlan's Newbery Medal-winning book and features a book by Julia Jordan, music by Laurence O'Keefe and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. The musical, which is 75 minutes in length, is recommended for audiences ages eight or older.
The musical, according to press notes, concerns "a family whose house on the prairie is empty until Sarah enters their lives, awakens their hearts, and helps them sing again."
Sarah, Plain and Tall will play Tuesdays-Thursdays at 10:30 AM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays and 2 and 7 PM and Sundays at 11 AM, 2 PM and 5 PM. Tickets are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.twusa.org.
The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located in Manhattan at 121 Christopher Street. *
Theatreworks/USA is America's foremost not-for-profit professional theatre for family audiences.