Directed by Tony winner Ted Sperling with choreography by Andrew Palermo and musical direction by Vadim Feichtner, the production will officially open Oct. 21.
The Other Josh Cohen features book, music and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen. The new musical, according to press notes, "tells the true story of a good guy trying to break a streak of incredibly bad luck. He’s single, broke and just a few days before Valentine’s Day, comes home to find his apartment has been completely robbed. Well, almost; the thief had the decency to leave behind a Neil Diamond CD. Six days later a mysterious letter arrives in his mailbox that changes his life forever. Will his Jewish guilt let him enjoy his good fortune? Will he ever be able to stop kicking himself if he doesn’t? And will there ever be a time when nice guys finish first?"
Rossmer and Rosen both play Josh Cohen: one in the present day, the other Josh, one year earlier. The two "frequently interact (and sing) together, creating a funny absurdity of one guy relating with himself. The score is in the style of a long-lost Neil Diamond album."
The cast also includes Kate Wetherhead, Vadim Feichtner, Hannah Elless and Ken Triwush.
Tickets are $65 ($35 during previews) and can be purchased online at www.sohoplayhouse.com. The SoHo Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street.