"I am so sad that he's [Hagan] injured and cannot open Love/Sick," Cariani said a statement. "But the show must go on and we decided that it would be best for me to fill his (very large) shoes until he can return. To be honest it's exciting -- rehearsing a big Broadway musical like Something Rotten! during the day and racing out to be a part of a scrappy Royal Family production at night. I'm gonna be a tired happy guy.”
Presented by Royal Family Productions, Cariani's Love/Sick is directed by Chris Henry, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Performances will run Feb. 6-24 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space.
The show is a one act, nine-play cycle about love and loss. According to press notes, "Each play has its own arc and tells the story of a couple at a crossroads in their relationship...the individual plays work together to create a satisfying whole."
John Cariani is a playwright and Tony-nominated actor who has appeared on and Off-Broadway, TV and film. His first play, Almost Maine, is one of the most frequently produced works in the country.
The creative team for Love/Sick includes Shannon Rednour (sets), Lux Haac (costumes), Lucrecia Briceno (lights) and Danny Erdberg (sound).
The Royal Family Performing Arts Space is located at 145 West 46th St., New York. Tickets can be purchased by visiting royalfamilyproductions.org or by calling (866) 811-4111.