Panaro, who recently starred as Jean Valjean in the St. Louis MUNY production of Les Misérables, returns to the masked central role, with Patterson taking over the role of principal Christine and Marni Raab resuming performances as the Christine alternate on Wednesday matinees and Thursday evenings.
Hays (Les Misérables, Cats), a Phantom newcomer, succeeds Kyle Barisich as Raoul, and Canadian actor Mackintosh takes over for Jim Weitzer as Monsieur André. Weitzer will return to the role of Monsieur Reyer Sept. 9.
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.