The Ricky Ian Gordon-Tina Landau musical, which played Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre in 1999, will be presented at 7:30 PM featuring Jonathan Tunick's original orchestrations. Directed by Landau, the cast includes Harrison Chad as Young Peter, Victoria Clark as Dray, Jason Danieley as Vernon, Brian D'Arcy James as Peter, Jeff McCarthy as Uncle Howard, Michael McElroy as Architect, Jessica Molaskey as Sarah, James Moye as Architect, Kelli O'Hara as Madge, Clarke Thorell as Architect and William Ullrich as Young Vernon. The cast will be accompanied by Steve Kenyon and Mark Thrasher on woodwinds, Wayne DuMaine on trumpet, Sam Davis on piano, Joel Fram on synthesizer, Pete Donovan on bass and Howard Joines on percussion. Ted Sperling will serve as the concert's musical director and conductor.
Dream True, inspired by the George du Maurier novel "Peter Ibbetson," covers five decades in the lives of two boyhood friends, taking them from Wyoming to New York City. This is no ordinary friendship, however: the two pals are able to communicate through dreams. One of the friends turns into a gay activist, with the two meeting years later on a New York City Street. The Off-Broadway company included Judy Kuhn, Daniel Jenkins, Jeff McCarthy and Jessica Molaskey.
The concert will be held at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, located in Manhattan at Seventh Street and Third Avenue. Tickets are priced at $20 (general admission) and $15 (students and seniors, at the door only) and are available by logging on to www.ticketcentral.org.