A spokesperson for the actress confirmed to Playbill.com that Shindle will play Nora Barnacle opposite Matt Bogart's James Joyce in the world premiere of the new musical at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Himself and Nora, which is set to run March 16-April 4, features music by Jonathan Brielle, a book by Sheila Walsh and lyrics by Brielle and Walsh. Joseph Hardy will direct. Himself and Nora, according to the Globe website, "shines a light on one of modern literature's most influential artists, James Joyce, viewing his accomplishments through the prism of his unique relationship with Nora Barnacle. Although she was an uneducated Irish chambermaid, Nora became Joyce’s quintessential muse, helping him through a myriad of artistic and emotional challenges, while providing both inspiration and salvation."
Singer-actress Kate Shindle earned the title of Miss America in 1998. She portrayed Sally Bowles in the Roundabout revival of Cabaret and also appeared on Broadway as Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde. Shindle took part in the all-star benefit concerts of Children of Eden and Pippin and was recently seen in the remake of "The Stepford Wives."
For more information about The Old Globe's current season, contact Globe Ticket Services at (619) 23-GLOBE. Visit the company's website at www.theoldglobe.org.