The Seattle premiere is produced in a partnership with the Balagan Theatre, ACT and Seattle Rep.
Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson will direct Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, which will run through May 4. It is billed as Off-Broadway-bound; however, an official announcement of a New York run has not been made.
Vigoda and Wade McCollum (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Jersey Boys) will co-star in the musical. Musical direction will be by Ryan O'Connell.
Here's how it's billed: "Kat (Vigoda) is a present-day, sleep-deprived single mom who has just been fired from her day job as a video game composer when the historic, legendary gentleman-explorer, Ernest Shackleton (McCollum), makes contact with Kat through her video blog. Inspired by her music, Kat and Shackleton embark together on his Antarctic quest, conquering new horizons and creating a cross-time love affair for the ages."
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me will have production design by Alex Nichols, sound design by Robertson Witmer and costume design by Chelsea Cook.