Will Reynolds, Jon Rua, Amy Bodnar Cast in Staged Reading of Dan Fogelberg Musical

News   Will Reynolds, Jon Rua, Amy Bodnar Cast in Staged Reading of Dan Fogelberg Musical
 
Casting is now complete for a New York City staged reading of Part of the Plan, a new musical featuring the music of late songwriter Dan Fogelberg, which will be directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett.

Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris have written the book for Part of the Plan, which "follows three decades in the lives of an adopted boy and the teenage girl of privilege who was forced to give him up. Part of the Plan takes us through the boom times of post-World War II America, the social and sexual revolution of the 1960's, and the political upheaval of the 1970’s. It deals with themes of love, loss, friendship and fate - how everything is always part of a greater plan."

Fogelberg, who died in 2007, wrote such songs as "Same Auld Lang Syne," "Longer" and "Leader of the Band," among others.

Taylor-Corbett (Swing!) will helm the 29-hour AEA reading that will take place Nov. 3-4. Michael Moricz is musical director. The show has arrangements by Victor Vanacore with special guitar arrangements by Laurence Juber.

The cast includes Harley Jay (Rent), Patricia Noonan (Death Takes a Holiday), Dave Thomas Brown (Heathers), Jon Rua (In The Heights), Amy Bodnar (Oklahoma), Will Reynolds (Room With a View), Jonathan Hadley (Jersey Boys), John Fennessy (Philadelphia, Here I Come), Heather Patterson-King, Richard Crandle, Claire Neumann, Alexandra Mazzucchelli and Christian Mardini. Casting is by Carol Hanzel.

The new musical is being developed by Purple Mountain Productions (Atkinson), Piece of the Action (Harris) and WalkRunFly (Warren Adams and Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon).

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