PHOTO CALL: Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Graham Rowat, Teal Wicks Preview The Blue Flower

News   PHOTO CALL: Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Graham Rowat, Teal Wicks Preview The Blue Flower
The cast bringing light to Second Stage's The Blue Flower — a musical tale of artists and thinkers in the early 20th century &mdash offered a preview for members of the press at a Sept. 27 open rehearsal.

Written by Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer, with choreography by Chase Brock and direction by Will Pomerantz, the show will open Nov. 9 at Second Stage's home on West 43rd Street. Pomerantz directed the multimedia-enhanced work when it was seen at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, in 2010. The piece was previously presented in a developmental run by the Prospect Theatre Company in New York in 2008.

"Spanning two continents and half a century, The Blue Flower explores the romantic and tumultuous relationships between four young friends — three artists and a scientist — as they create a world of art, revolution, and passion amidst the turbulence and destruction of the World Wars," according to Second Stage.

Here is a look at the afternoon event:

The full cast at Second Stage will include Arcelus (Elf, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Happiness), Kudisch (a three-time Tony Award nominee for 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Meghan McGeary (The Blue Flower at A.R.T.), Joseph Medeiros (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Julia Osborne (national tour of South Pacific), Rowat (Guys and Dolls, LoveMusik, Beauty and the Beast, Barrington's The Game), Aaron Serotsky (August: Osage County) and Wicks (Elphaba in Wicked).

The limited engagement plays to Nov. 27 on the following schedule: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

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