Tony-winning actress Debra Monk and Tony nominee Larry Bryggman star in the fully-produced workshop presentation that is eyeing a future New York run. Performances began Sept. 18 and continue through Oct. 4 at the Martha's Vineyard venue. Lapine also directs his work, which features choreography by Lisa Shriver (Ring of Fire) and musical direction by Michael Starobin (Sunday in the Park with George).
Monk (Curtains, Steel Pier) stars as a faded sixties pop singer alongside Bryggman (Proof), Glory Days creator Nick Blaemire, Molly Camp, Carly Hughes, Jacqui Polk (Spelling Bee), Eric Santagata (The Apple Tree) and Brad Oscar (The Producers, Spamalot).
"It's 1966, the midst of the Vietnam War and the beginnings of the counter-culture movement; an off-pitch, matronly 59 year-old singer suddenly emerges at the top of the music charts winning fame as the worst pop singer of all time," according to press notes. "Loosely based on the life of Elva Miller, this is a surprisingly contemporary look at pop culture and the public's fleeting fancy with the novelty of the moment."
For tickets and further information phone (508) 696-6300 or visit VineyardPlayhouse.org.Monk