Featuring book, music and lyrics by Mills and direction by Reichel, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge is the new Appalachian-set bluegrass musical adaptation of J. M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World. Golden Boy will run April 11-May 3 at 59E59 Theaters. The musical officially opens Off-Broadway April 17. Mozingo and Huston-Elem will play unlikely lovers Clay and Maggie, respectively, in a cast that also features Jeff Edgerton (Parade) as Luther, Carol Hickey (The Flood) as Widder Hazel, Dan Sharkey (Illyria, Lone Star Love) as J.M. and Scott Wakefield (Ring of Fire, It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues) as Leroy.
According to press notes, "On the run and desperate, outlaw Clayton Monroe appears one evening at the door of feisty Maggie McFarland and her father J.M., a moonshiner. J.M. hires Clay to protect his daughter from the revenuers, as well as her overly attentive fiancé, Luther, and the conniving neighbor, Hazel. Left alone together, spitfire Maggie softens, and Clay begins to see himself through her eyes, becoming the 'golden boy' she has always envisioned would find her. This tale of an unlikely hero, a backwoods romance, and a slapdash murder make for a darkly comic and truly American story of self-discovery."
Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge will have set design by Tate Burmeister, costume design by Sidney Shannon and lighting design by Evan Purcell.
For tickets, priced $37, phone (212) 279-4200 or visit TicketCentral.
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