Rent Director Greif Returns to NY Theatre Workshop for Cavedweller, April 18

News   Rent Director Greif Returns to NY Theatre Workshop for Cavedweller, April 18 Rent director Michael Greif furthers New York Theatre Workshop's season with his production of Cavedweller. Previews for the Kate Moira Ryan-penned adaptation begin April 18 at the downtown venue for a run through June 1. The show opens May 8.

Cavedweller is taken from "Bastard Out of Carolina" novelist Dorothy Allison's sophomore offering. The play follows a woman's journey home to the children she left, following the death of the rock star who took her away from them.

Greif, who originally helmed Rent at NYTW, has directed the recent productions of BETTY RULES as well as Suzan-Lori Parks' Fuckin' A. He heads a creative team that includes Riccardo Hernandez (sets), Ilona Somogyi (costumes), Jennifer Tipton (lighting), Jerry Yager (sound) and Jan Hartley (projections).

The production will feature original music by Stephen Trask and Julia Greenberg. Trask is no stranger to the rock musical genre having collaborated on the Of- Broadway hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch with John Cameron Mitchell.

The cast of Cavedweller includes Shannon Burkett, Stevie Ray Dallimore, Carson Elrod, Adriane Lenox, Jenny Maguire, Lynn McCullough, Deirdre O'Connell and Merritt Wever.

Tickets for the production at NYTW, 79 East 4th Street (between Bowery and Second Ave.) are available through (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit www.nytw.org.