Old Globe's Somewhere, With Priscilla Lopez, Leo Ash Evens, Jon Rua, Premieres in CA Sept. 24

News   Old Globe's Somewhere, With Priscilla Lopez, Leo Ash Evens, Jon Rua, Premieres in CA Sept. 24 The Old Globe's world premiere of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere, a new play about the neighborhood torn down to make way for Lincoln Center, begins Sept. 24 in San Diego, CA, where Lopez is an Old Globe Playwright-in-Residence.

Priscilla Lopez with playwright Matthew Lopez
Priscilla Lopez with playwright Matthew Lopez Photo by Henry DiRocco

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the production plays the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Sept. 24-Oct. 30. Opening night is Sept. 29 at 8 PM.

Tony winner Priscilla Lopez, most recently on Broadway in the Tony-winning In the Heights, heads the cast as Inez, the headstrong matriarch of the Candelaria family. Lopez was nominated for a Tony Award for the role of Diana in the original Broadway cast of A Chorus Line; she won the Tony Award for her performance in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine.

Lopez is joined by Juan Javier Cardenas (Francisco Candelaria), Leo Ash Evens (Jamie MacRae), Benita Robledo (Rebecca Candelaria) and Jon Rua (Alejandro Candelaria).

The creative team includes Campbell Baird (scenic design), Charlotte Devaux (costume design), Lap Chi Chu (lighting design), Jeremy J. Lee (sound design), Greg Graham (choreographer) and Elizabeth Stephens (stage manager).

Set in 1959, Somewhere, according to Old Globe notes, "follows one New York City family’s attempt to make its fantasy a reality. Inez Candelaria and her three children dream of a life in show business. When they learn that their home is being torn down to make way for Lincoln Center—and that the filming of 'West Side Story' will take place on the streets of their demolished neighborhood—they must fight for their dreams as their world crumbles around them."

Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

) Benita Robledo, Juan Javier Cardenas, Jon Rua, Leo Ash Evens and Priscilla Lopez
) Benita Robledo, Juan Javier Cardenas, Jon Rua, Leo Ash Evens and Priscilla Lopez Photo by Henry DiRocco
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