As previously reported, Silverman (Passion, The Phantom of the Opera, Music in the Air at City Center Encores!, Cry-Baby) will play Richard Collier, Elless (Off-Broadway's The Other Josh Cohen, Mamma Mia! national tour) will portray Elise McKenna, and Kudisch (The Apple Tree, Assassins, 9 to 5) will portray Robinson, the controlling character who manages actress McKenna.
Veteran actor David Cryer (Lend Me a Tenor, The Phantom of the Opera) joins the principal cast as Arthur.
Somewhere in Time, based on Richard Matheson's romantic novel and film of the same title, has music by Doug Katsaros and lyrics by Amanda Yesnowitz with a book by Altar Boyz and Godspell producer Ken Davenport. Scott Schwartz (Jane Eyre, Golda's Balcony) will helm the musical that officially opens June 5 for a run through June 30.
Here's how the creative team bills the musical: "In Somewhere in Time, young playwright Richard Collier has an encounter with a mysterious old woman on the opening night of his earliest success; she entreats him, to his bewilderment, to 'come back to me.' Several years later, with his life and career in disarray, he seeks quiet and contemplation and checks in to a storied hotel from his youth. But his stay at the hotel turns into the journey of a lifetime as he unravels history-and time-to discover a powerful but perhaps impossible love."
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.