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.
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