Directed by Scott Schwartz, the production will begin previews at New World Stages Feb. 27 with an official opening set for March 16. Leslie Kritzer (A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde) and Doug Kreeger (Signature's The Visit, world premiere of Rooms) will co-star. Rooms features music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman and a book by Goodman and Miriam Gordon. The musical, according to press notes, "begins in 1970s Glasgow where Monica, an ambitious singer/songwriter meets Ian, a reclusive rocker. The two quickly become entangled creatively and romantically. Their music takes them first to London and ultimately to New York City, where they discover the vibrant new music scene and create an intimate partnership, their love deepening while their personalities drive them apart. A five-piece rock band accompanies these two characters as they search for the balance between ambition and happiness."
Here are some shots from the afternoon presentation:
Rooms: a rock romance Photo Op
Tickets, priced $10-$69.50, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. New World Stages/Stage 2 is located at 340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.