Folk-Rock Musical Towards the Moon Begins Performances Nov. 19 at 59E59 Theaters
19 Nov 2013
Elizabeth Pryce Davies
The U.S. premiere of Andrew McGregor's folk-rock musical Towards the Moon begins performances Nov. 19 at 59E59 Theaters.
Directed by Paul Andrew Perez, the cast features Lindsay Avellino, Elizabeth Pryce Davies, Liam Nelligan, Ricky Romano, Elena Ruigomez and Lindsay Wund. Towards the Moon officially opens Nov. 27 and continues through Dec. 1.
The live band includes Steve Loftus (keyboards), Paul Andrew Perez (guitar) and Steve Finkelstein (percussion).
Here's how the production is billed: "Frustrated with life in the small town of Greenock, Bobby is faced with a life-altering event to leave all he knows behind in the pursuit of success and fame. This tale of lost and found friendships tracks the dilemmas and struggles of anyone who ever dared to dream."
Towards the Moon has musical direction by Loftus and choreography by Abby Bernbaum.
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.