Levering, Blum Cast in Berkshire Festival's Saint She Ain't

News   Levering, Blum Cast in Berkshire Festival's Saint She Ain't Kate Levering, PJ Benjamin, Alyson Reed, Lovette George and Joel Blum will star in the Berkshire Theatre Festival's U.S premiere of a musical by lyricist-librettist Dick Vosburgh and composer Denis King, A Saint She Ain't.

Kate Levering, PJ Benjamin, Alyson Reed, Lovette George and Joel Blum will star in the Berkshire Theatre Festival's U.S premiere of a musical by lyricist-librettist Dick Vosburgh and composer Denis King, A Saint She Ain't.

The show will run July 30-Aug. 10 and then travel to the Westport Country Playhouse, where it will run Aug. 28-Sept. 14.

Levering's progress on Broadway has been swift. She went from a small supporting role in the recent Susan Stroman revival of The Music Man to playing Peggy Sawyer in the splashy remounting of 42nd Street to a romantic lead in Harry Connick, Jr.'s first musical, Thou Shalt Not.

Blum is well remembered from his nimble-footed turns in Steel Pier and Show Boat. PJ Benjamin played Amos in Broadway's Chicago.

Writer Dick Vosburgh penned much of the book and lyrics for the Broadway musical concoction, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine. Eric Hill will direct the "Hollywood-inspired musical" in which each character is based on renowned Tinseltown figures, such as Mae West and W.C. Fields. The play, roughly based on Moliere's Le Cocu Imaginaire, concerns a couple of young lovers who mistakenly believe the other is being untrue.

A Saint She Ain't debuted at the UK's King's Head Theatre a couple seasons back and then transferred to the West End.

The rest of the Berkshire Mainstage schedule goes as follows:

  • Zorba, book by Joseph Stein, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, June 19-July 6
  • Quartet, by Ronald Harwood, July 9-27
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, Aug. 13-31

—By Robert Simonson