A Dog Story, a new musical with music and lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan and a book by Eric H. Weinberger, is set to play the Black Box at The Davenport Theater Off-Broadway this fall. The show for dog lovers debuts in New York following a sold-out premiere run in Key West, FL.
Directed by Justin Baldridge, A Dog Story is set to begin previews November 3 and will officially open November 17.
In the musical comedy, a career-driven lawyer named Roland gets a puppy in the hope that it will help him meet women and find a wife. “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.