Performances begin November 3 at the Black Box at The Davenport Theater for A Dog Story, a new musical for dog lovers; the romantic comedy is making its New York debut following a sold-out premiere run in Key West, FL.
With music and lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan and a book by Eric H. Weinberger, the story follows a career-driven lawyer who gets a puppy in the hope that it will help him find a wife. The musical, directed by Justin Baldridge, will officially open November 17.
“Through first dates, angry tangos, and a sudden disappearance, Roland discovers there's more to life when you get a dog!” state production notes.
The cast includes David Perlman (Baby It's You!) as Roland, Stefanie Brown (Wicked) as Blair, and Lindsie VanWinkle (Nevermore) as Miranda; Alex Kidder (Ragtime) and Chris Blem (Disney's Believe) are the swings.
The production also features music direction by Emily Marshall (Normativity), scenic design by Lauren Mills (My Fair Lady at The Sharon Playhouse), sound design by Tyler Kieffer (The History Boys), lighting design by Jamie Roderick (Disney's Tarzan), costume design by Travis Chinick (That Bachelorette Show), and choreography by Shannon Lewis (Fosse). The orchestrations are by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle.
A Dog Story is executive-produced by Ken Davenport. The Off-Broadway premiere is also produced by Seaglass Theatrical and co-produced by Waterfront Theatrics and Martha Robinson.