A Room with a View, With Laura Griffith and Louis Hobson, Opens at 5th Avenue Theatre April 30
30 Apr 2014
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
The new romantic musical A Room with a View officially opens at the 5th Avenue Theatre April 30 following previews that began April 15.
Based on the E.M. Forster novel that inspired the Merchant Ivory film of the same name, the musical, which was conceived by Marc Acito, features music and lyrics by Jeffrey Stock and a book by Acito. Performances continue through May 11.
"Set in the 'Downton Abbey' era — a world of privilege and tradition on the precipice of change — A Room with a View tells the story of the very proper Lucy Honeychurch," press notes state. "During a vacation in Florence, Lucy's whole life is turned upside down when she unexpectedly falls in love with the handsome and rebellious George Emerson, a man beneath her class. Torn between love and duty, Lucy soon learns that sometimes love is worth breaking all the rules. As in the novel and film, this new musical includes a lively, non-sexual skinny dipping scene."
"A Room with a View is one of the most beautiful musicals I've encountered," executive producer and artistic director David Armstrong said in a previous statement. "Following in the footsteps of musicals like Memphis and A Christmas Story, A Room with a View is getting a second life at The 5th, and with the support, experience, and dedication of our artistic staff, I believe this show could have a very bright future ahead of it."
Musical arrangements for A Room with a View are by Jeffrey Stock. The creative team includes set designer Walt Spangler, lighting designer Tom Sturge, sound designer Ken Travis, costume designer Deborah Trout and hair and makeup designer Mary Pyanowski Jones. Additional staff includes associate director Makaela Pollock, associate music director Christopher D. Littlefield, dialect coach Judith Shahn, assistant lighting designers Kent Cubbage and Tristan Roberson and costume design assistant Michelle Terese Grimm.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (206) 625-1900 or visiting 5thavenue.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.