The production boasted a cast of Broadway talent, including Tony nominees Hunter Foster and Malcolm Gets as well as Kate Reinders, Adam Heller, Kaitlin Hopkins and Chauntee Schuler. The production was directed by Xanadu helmer Christopher Ashley. Foster previously collaborated with composer Kirshenbaum, providing the book for Summer of '42; he also starred Off-Broadway in Goldfarb's Modern Orthodox.
The musical, according to press notes, is described as such: "Jack is dumped at the altar by Kate, who declares that she will not marry him until she meets his absentee father, Wood. Off they head to Rio, where they find Wood playing house with a friendly bombshell named Volere. Hijinks ensue, with a statue of Christ and a 500 year-old Jewish caveman converging to make miracles happen during a tropical storm on one magical night."
Vadim Feichtner, a frequent William Finn collaborator, served as musical director, with choreography by Dan Knechteges. The creative team for the Williamstown run included costume designer David Woolard, lighting designer Howell Binkley, scenic designer G.W. Mercier and sound designer Jim van Bergen.
Daniel Goldfarb's credits include Broadway's Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and Modern Orthodox Off-Broadway. Composer David Kirshenbaum was previously represented Off-Broadway with Summer of '42. He also penned the score for the musical Vanities, which recently received a private reading directed by Judith Ivey and starring Leslie Kritzer, Megan Hilty and Sarah Stiles.
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