PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Stanek, Loyacano, Blackhurst, Shew and Cast Rehearse Rare NYC Revival of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Photos   PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Stanek, Loyacano, Blackhurst, Shew and Cast Rehearse Rare NYC Revival of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
 
Jim Stanek, Elizabeth Loyacano, Klea Blackhurst, Timothy Shew, Keaton Whittaker and Lianne Marie Dobbs are featured in the upcoming Peccadillo Theater Company revival of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Playbill.com got an exclusive look inside the rehearsal studio.

The musical features a book by George Abbott and Betty Smith, music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Dorothy Fields with a revised book by Elinor Renfield and further revisions by Susan DiLallo.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, according to press notes, is the poignant story of "the Nolan family, beginning in 1902 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There's Johnny Nolan, a ne'er do well singer with dreams of Broadway glory, his wife, Katie, struggling to make a better life for her family, and 12-year-old Francie, an aspiring writer who relies on her imagination and her love of reading to get through hard times."

Here is the cast hard at work on March 2:


 

Directed by Dan Wackerman, the company features Jim Stanek as Johnny, Elizabeth Loyacano as Katie, Keaton Whittaker as Francie, Klea Blackhurst as Cissy, Timothy Shew as Oscar, Lianne Marie Dobbs as Hildy, Jason Simon as Aloysius and Thursday Farrar as Nellie with Matthew Bauman, Lauren Blackman, Jack Doyle, Christopher Kauffmann, Freddie Kimmel, Leah Landau, Kenny Morris, Johnny Stellard and Toni Elizabeth White.

Performances begin March 12 at Theatre at St. Clement's.

The production features scenic design by Joseph Spirito, lighting design by Kate Ashton and costume design by Amy Bradshaw.  Executive producer is Sarahbeth Grossman.

Performances at Theatre at St. Clements, 423 W. 46th Street, New York City, will continue through April 3. Tickets may be purchased by phone through Ovation Tix at (212) 352-3101 or online by visiting www.ThePeccadillo.com.

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