Directed by Randal Myler, the production began previews Feb. 8. The cast boasts Sally Mayes (She Loves Me), Teri Ralston (Company), Lauren Kennedy (Spamalot), Liza Vann (Machiavelli) and Gina Stewart ("Dawson's Creek"). Good Ol' Girls was penned by Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle, adapted by Paul Ferguson and features songs by Nashville hit-makers Matraca Berg (Reba McEntire, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill) and Marshall Chapman (Jimmy Buffett, Wynonna, Olivia Newton-John). The production, which features a four-piece band, is described as "a musical about love, loss and laughter . . . [which] celebrates childhood through old age with big hair and bigger hearts."
The new musical includes sets by Tim Mackabee, costumes by Michael Bevins, lighting by Brian Nason and sound by Lew Mead for Syntonic Design. Bluegrass picker/songwriter Joe Newberry and actress/musician Julie Oliver adapted and arranged the music; Keith Levenson is the musical supervisor.
Show times are Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM.
For tickets, priced $70, call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111. The Black Box Theatre at The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre is located at 111 West 46th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. For more information visit www.goodolgirls.com.