Ryan Silverman, who currently stars in the Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Passion, and Hannah Elless, a former trouper from the Broadway revival of Godspell, have joined the cast of the Portland Center Stage world premiere of the new musical Somewhere in Time, which will begin performances May 28 in Portland, OR.
As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (The Apple Tree, Assassins, 9 to 5) will portray Robinson, the controlling character who manages actress Elise McKenna.
Silverman (The Phantom of the Opera, Music in the Air at City Center Encores!, Cry-Baby) will play Richard Collier, and Elless (Off-Broadway's The Other Josh Cohen, Mamma Mia! national tour) will portray Elise McKenna. Complete casting will be announced at a later date.
Somewhere in Time, based on Richard Matheson's romantic novel and film of the same title, has music by Doug Katsaros and lyrics by Amanda Yesnowitz with a book by Altar Boyz and Godspell producer Ken Davenport. Scott Schwartz (Jane Eyre, Golda's Balcony) will helm the musical that officially opens June 5 for a run through June 30.
Here's how the creative team bills the musical: "In Somewhere in Time, young playwright Richard Collier has an encounter with a mysterious old woman on the opening night of his earliest success; she entreats him, to his bewilderment, to 'come back to me.' Several years later, with his life and career in disarray, he seeks quiet and contemplation and checks in to a storied hotel from his youth. But his stay at the hotel turns into the journey of a lifetime as he unravels history-and time-to discover a powerful but perhaps impossible love."
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