By Adam Hetrick
01 Sep 2011
Based on a true story about performers in the early-20th-century Follies, Ghostlight has book, music and lyrics by Matthew Martin and Tim Realbuto, who will co-direct. The musical will run Sept. 26-Oct. 9 at the Signature Theatre's Peter Norton Space.
Hayden (Carousel, Judgment at Nuremburg) will star as showman Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. with York (City of Angels, Victor/Victoria, Putting It Together) as his wife Billie Burke, of "Wizard of Oz" and Ziegfeld Follies fame.
The cast also features the previously announced Eagan (The Secret Garden, Les Miserables, James Joyce's The Dead) will play Molly Cook with Rachael Fogle (Little Women) as Olive Thomas; Matt Leisy (The Fantasticks) as Olive's husband, Jack Pickford; and Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night With Fanny Brice) as Fanny Brice.
The production will have musical direction by Matt Aument, choreography by Michael Kidney, and scenic and lighting design by David Goldstein.
For further information visit NYMF. The Peter Norton Space is located at 555 West 42nd Street.