Featuring an original score by Robert Morris, Steven Morris and Joe Shane and a book by Kellie Overbey, the musical will run through Sept. 18 with an official opening set for Aug. 11. Jace Alexander will direct a cast that features Taboo's Asa Somers, Aida's Maya Days, Parade's John Hickok, Rent's Jesse Lenat, Brooklyn's Caren Lyn Manuel and West Side Story's Kevin Mambo. Once Around the Sun, according to production notes, concerns "an invitation from a beautiful stranger [that] offers a struggling New York musician the opportunity to escape his disappointments and take a leap of faith into his dream — but at the risk of betraying family, life-long friends and true love. Seduced by his desire to finally be heard, he makes some unexpected choices and ultimately discovers the flight to glory is nothing like he could have ever imagined."
The creative team comprises Beowulf Borritt (scenic design), Daniel Lawson (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), T. Richard Fitzgerald (sound design), Henry Aronson (musical direction) and David Spinozza (musical supervision).
The Zipper Theatre is located in Manhattan at 336 West 37th Street. The Once Around the Sun performance schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 8 PM, Saturdays at 5 and 9 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7 PM. Tickets, priced at $60, are available by calling (212) 239-6200.