Mary Mossberg Joins Cast of Off-Broadway's Cougar the Musical; Tix on Sale Through December

By Andrew Gans
19 Sep 2012

Mary Mossberg
Mary Mossberg

Mary Mossberg joins the cast of Off-Broadway's Cougar the Musical, which is directed by Tony nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Sept. 19. She succeeds Catherine Porter in the role of Lily.

In related news, a new block of tickets for the production, which officially opened Aug. 26 at at St. Luke's Theatre, has been put on sale for performances through December.

The cast also features Danny Bernardy, Brenda Braxton, and Babs Winn.

Mossberg was seen in the York Theatre Company production of Tomorrow Morning as well as in the national tour of Mamma Mia! and the Florida staging of Wonderland. Her numerous other credits include Next to Normal, Arena Stage; The Baker’s Wife, 1776, Paper Mill Playhouse and more.



Cougar The Musical, which was penned by Donna Moore, "unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men," according to production notes. "They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-40 women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to 'Julio' — a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator."

The creative team includes musical director Jana Zielonka, set designer and sound designer Josh Iacovelli and costume designer Dustin Cross.

Taylor-Corbett was the director/choreographer for Broadway's Swing!, for which she received two Tony nominations. Most recently, she opened Kurt Weill’s theatre-dance drama, The Seven Deadly Sins at the New York City Ballet, with Patti LuPone in the role of Anna 1. She has choreographed several feature films, including the original "Footloose" and "Bewitched," and has directed plays and musicals all over the world.

Moore was a child star on the Emmy Award-winning 70′s TV show, "Zoom." A graduate of NYU Drama School, Moore has done stand-up comedy, national commercials, concerts, political comedy troupes and enjoyed a three-and-a-half year stint at Don’t Tell Mama, where Cougar the Musical was conceived. She is currently writing I Need A Lawyer Or A Hit Man.

Running time is 90 minutes.

Show times are Wednesday at 8 PM, Friday 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

St. Luke’s Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street. Tickets are $39.50-$89.50 and can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

For more information visit cougarthemusical.com.