Millie's Tony Award Winner Rob Ashford Talks at Marty Perfs, Oct. 23-24

News   Millie's Tony Award Winner Rob Ashford Talks at Marty Perfs, Oct. 23-24

Rob Ashford.

Photo by Ernio Hernandez

Tony Award-winning choreographer Rob Ashford will appear at The Huntington Theatre Company Club Nights Oct. 23-24 to discuss his work on the upcoming world premiere musical Marty. The show is set for performances at the Boston locale Oct. 18-Nov. 24. Ashford won the 2002 Tony for his work on Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other credits include Boys From Syracuse currently on Broadway and Encores! Tenderloin, A Connecticut Yankee and Bloomer Girl. His assistant/associate choreography credits include Seussical, Ring Round the Moon, Kiss Me, Kate and Parade.

The hoofer will appear on two separate nights coinciding with the Out & About Club and Night Club Nights. Both evenings begin with a 7:30PM curtain followed by a complimentary post-show reception. The Out& About Club is designed for the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered community while the Night Club is geared towards the 35 & under crowd.

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John C. Reilly, a Tony Award nominee for his double duty in True West and star in the upcoming film version of "Chicago," heads a cast that includes Michael Allosso, Barbara Andres, Frank Aronson, Jim Augustine, Jim Bracchitta, Bethany J. Cassidy, Tim Douglas, Jennifer Frankel, Kent French, Alexander Gemignani, Shannon Hammons, Cheryl McMahon, Robert Montano, Evan Pappas, Marilyn Pasekoff, Matt Ramsey, Joey Sorge, Anne Torsiglieri and Mark Walker.

Mark Brokaw (Lobby Hero) directs the world premiere musical based on the screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky with book by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), music by Tony Award winner Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye, Bye Birdie), and lyrics by Lee Adams (Bye, Bye Birdie, Golden Boy). Choreography is by Tony Award winner Ashford. The designers include Robert Jones (sets), Mark McCullough (lights), Jess Goldstein (costumes) and Kurt Fischer (sound).

Read recent comments by librettist Holmes and lyricist Adams in their respective interviews in Playbill On-Line's Brief Encounter section.

For tickets or more information on Marty at the Huntington Theatre Company, 264 Huntington Avenue in Boston, MA, call the Box Office at (617) 266-0800. Also visit the website at www.huntingtontheater.org.

— by Ernio Hernandez