The song cycle will premiere Aug. 21 in the Hopkins Center's Bentley Theatre at Dartmouth University. The performance will follow a week of work at Dartmouth, part of a residency that was awarded by the New York Theatre Workshop to Winther, lyricist Mark Campbell, director David Schweizer, musical director Kimberly Grigsby and accompanist Greg Pliska.
Although all lyrics were penned by Campbell, the piece boasts a variety of composers, including Debra Barsha, Jenny Giering, Peter Golub, Gihieh Lee, Lance Horne, Chris Miller, Steve Marzullo, Brendan Milburn, Jeffrey Stock, Joseph Thalken and Michael Torke.
On Broadway, Michael Winther has appeared in 1776, The Crucible, Artist Descending a Staircase and Damn Yankees, while his Off-Broadway credits include Hapgood, Berlin to Broadway, Forever Plaid, Predator's Ball and the original cast of Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding. Winther has worked at regional theatres throughout the country, and his film and TV credits include "Independence Day," "Universal Soldier," "Law & Order," "Mary & Rhoda," "NY News," "Rocket Power" and "Wild Thornberrys."
Those interested in attending the performance should call (603) 646 2422. Visit www.hop.dartmouth.edu for more information.