Conceived by Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still) and written by Will Connolly (Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents, "The Giver") and Rosenstock, the limited engagement will play through June 29 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater.
Directed by Carolyn Cantor, the cast will feature Allison Case (Hair, Hands on a Hardbody), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher, Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Peter Friedman (The Great God Pan, Ragtime), Michael McCormick (Elf, Curtains), Patti Murin (Xanadu, Love's Labour's Lost), Drama Desk Award nominee Bryce Ryness (Hair, First Date) and Obie Award winner Henry Stram (Inherit the Wind, The Crucible).
Here's how the production is billed: "In this darkly comic rock-fable, a melancholy sandwich maker's (Chanler-Berat) hum-drum life is intersected by two entrancing sisters (Case and Murin). A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is a tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness."
Additionally, Playwrights Horizons announced that Ken Marks (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Rock 'n' Roll) will join the cast of Stage Kiss in the role of The Husband. Beginning performances March 25, he succeeds Tony Award nominee Daniel Jenkins, who is unable to continue with the play’s extension due to a previous commitment.
Here's how the production is billed: "Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors (Hecht and Fumusa) with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Sarah Ruhl's singular voice returns to Playwrights Horizons with Stage Kiss, a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss — or when actors share a real one."
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