Steven Pasquale to Star in The Robber Bridegroom Off-Broadway Revival

News   Steven Pasquale to Star in The Robber Bridegroom Off-Broadway Revival Roundabout Theatre Company will stage a New York revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman’s musical comedy The Robber Bridegroom, starring The Bridges of Madison County's Steven Pasquale as charmed bandit Jamie Lockhart. Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher) will direct.

Previews will begin Feb. 18, 2016, with an official opening night set for March 13. The limited engagement will run through May 29 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Steven Pasquale
Steven Pasquale

The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1975 with Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone, is described by Roundabout as "a raucous, hilarious, sexy theatrical gem with an irresistibly catchy bluegrass score." Stand-out songs from the score include "Sleepy Man" and "Nothin' Up."

The work is based on the 1942 Eudora Welty novella.

"The Robber Bridegroom transports the audience to the Natchez Trace in Mississippi," continue press notes. "A dangerous and mysterious corner of the country teeming with a rogue’s gallery of the most beguiling con men, hucksters, and charlatans you’ll ever meet. Chief among them, Jamie Lockhart (Pasquale)—fair‐faced gentleman by day, hard‐hearted bandit of the woods by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down."

It features music by Waldman and lyrics and a book by Uhry. The creative team will include Donyale Werle (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Howell Binkley (lights) and Darron L West (sound). Choreography will be by Connor Gallagher.

Tickets, $99, will be available from Nov. 22. Visit RoundaboutTheatre.org or call (212) 719‐1300 for more information.

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