The final production in Colony's season of premieres, performances will continue through May 19 under the direction of Jim Fall. Choreography is by Lisa Hopkins, and musical direction is by Keith Harrison.
The cast includes Ben D. Goldberg (L.A.'s For the Record… series) as Lorenz Hart, Rebecca Johnson (Center Theatre Group's Pippin) as Vivian Ross, Jeffrey Landman (Les Misérables, Falsettos) as Doc Bender, Tyler Milliron (Master Class at International City Theatre) as Fletcher Mecklen, Megan Moran (Man of La Mancha at Connecticut Repertory Theatre) as Peggy/Dorothy Rodgers/Policewoman and Brett Ryback (world premiere of Upright Grand) as Richard Rodgers.
Here's how the work — featuring a book by Emmy Award winner Mark Saltzman — is billed: "Lorenz (Larry) Hart was one of Broadway's all-time greats, the brilliant lyricist who penned 'My Funny Valentine,' 'Blue Moon,' 'Manhattan,' 'Falling in Love With Love,' 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,' 'Where or When,' and countless other classics. As half of the legendary team of Rodgers and Hart, he lived a life of dizzying heights and crushing lows. Now Mark Saltzman (author of The Colony's smash hit Clutter: The True Story of the Collyer Brothers Who Never Threw Anything Out) captures them all in an intimate look at the life and times of this lyrical genius, a brand new musical developed by The Colony and featuring some of the most memorable songs of the 20th Century."
Other members of the creative team include scenic designer Jeff McLaughlin, costume designer Dianne K. Graebner, lighting designer Sohail e. Najafi and sound designer Drew Dalzell. Props design and set dressing are by MacAndMe.
The Colony Theatre is located at 555 North Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. For more information and tickets, call (818) 558-7000 ext. 15 or visit ColonyTheatre.org.