By Michael Gioia
11 Jul 2014
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Directed by John Simpkins, the production stars Kyle Barisich (The Phantom of the Opera) as Marvin and Leslie Henstock as Trina (A Christmas Story and The Light in the Piazza national tours) with Donald Coggin as Whizzer, Brent Schraff as Mendel, Tyler Altomari as Jason, Jane Bruce as Dr. Charlotte and Danielle Gimbal as Cordelia.
Performances continue through July 20.
Winner of Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score, the show, according to press notes, "tells the tale of Marvin - who leaves his wife and child for another man - and the sometimes hilarious, sometimes disastrous, always heart-filled and human ways they try to celebrate a different kind of family."
Original Broadway cast members Michael Rupert, Stephen Bogardus, Chip Zien, Jonathan C. Kaplan and Heather MacRae will attend the July 12 performances (at 3 PM and 8 PM) and participate in a post-show talkback.
The Sharon Playhouse is located at 49 Amenia Road in Sharon, CT. For more information and tickets, call (860) 364-7469 or visit TriArts.net.