26 Mar 2010
The cast and creators of The Burnt Part Boys, the new musical co-produced by Playwrights Horizons and Vineyard Theatre, greeted the press during a March 26 rehearsal.
Written by Mariana Elder (book), Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics), the show is billed this way: "Fourteen year-old Pete's fighting to claim his past. His older brother Jake's hoping to forge a future. With its soaring, elegiac score and eclectic band of youngsters teetering on the brink of adulthood, this inspirational new musical from an acclaimed new team finds both the streaks of light and the heart of darkness within us all."
The cast features Charlie Brady (South Pacific), Al Calderon (13), Andrew Durand (Spring Awakening), Noah Galvin (Les Miserables), Michael Park (Little Me, "As the World Turns"), Molly Ranson (August: Osage County), Randy Redd (Ring of Fire) and Asa Somers (Grey Gardens). Joe Calarco directs.