The Robber Bridegroom Begins Previews Tonight

News   The Robber Bridegroom Begins Previews Tonight Previews begin Feb. 18 for the Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman’s musical comedy The Robber Bridegroom, starring The Bridges of Madison County star Steven Pasquale as Jamie Lockhart.

Helmed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers, the cast also includes Leslie Kritzer as Salome, Greg Hildreth as Goat, Andrew Durand as Little Harp, Evan Harrington as Big Harp, Ahna O’Reilly as Rosamund, Nadia Quinn as Raven/Goat’s Mother, Lance Roberts as Clement Musgrove and Devere Rogers as Airie/Man.

The limited engagement is set to run through May 29 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, with an official opening night scheduled for March 13. The show features music direction by Justin Levine with choreography by Connor Gallagher.

The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1975 with Kevin Kline (as Jamie) and Patti LuPone (as Rosamund), 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," according to 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 — 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."

The show features music by Waldman and lyrics and a book by Uhry. The revival's creative team includes Donyale Werle (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Jeff Croiter and Jake DeGroot (lighting), Darron L West and Charles Coes (sound), Levine and Martin Lowe (orchestrations), Leah Loukas (wig and make-up) and Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (fight director).

Tickets, priced $99, are available by visiting RoundaboutTheatre.org, calling (212) 719‐1300 or in person at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre Box office, located at 111 West 46th St., Manhattan.

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