Scolari, Datz, Sokol Cast in Lane's Off-Broadway Comedy In the Wings

News   Scolari, Datz, Sokol Cast in Lane's Off-Broadway Comedy In the Wings In the Wings, a new play with songs by Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane, which will premiere Off-Broadway this September in an open-ended run at the Promenade Theatre, has its cast.

Featured are Josh Prince (Forbidden Broadway, Little Me), Lisa Datz (The Full Monty), Brian Henderson, Marilyn Sokol (Conversations With My Father) and Peter Scolari (Sly Fox, Hairspray, TV's "Newhart").

To be directed by Jeremy Dobrish (The Joys of Sex), the show will begin previews Sept. 9 and tentatively open Sept. 28. The songs are by pianist-composer-performer Michael Garin (Song of Singapore).

The scenic design is by William Barclay; costume design by Mattie Ullrich; lighting design by Phil Monat and sound design by Jill B C DuBoff.

"I've been thinking about the show for a long time. It's been a kind of generational process," Lane previously told Playbill.com. "I've been in the theatre my entire life—writing, directing, organizing. In the Wings is a snapshot of what it was like way back then, long before cell phones."

According to Lane, the play is about a young couple, both actors, living in New York in the 1970s. Both are cast in a new musical titled I Married a Communist, but one gets left behind when the show moves to Broadway. As a producer, Lane has been involved in the current Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, the recent revival of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Ragtime, among other shows. He is also co-owner and co-operator of the Palace Theatre on Broadway and a partner in 37 Arts.

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