Featuring music and lyrics by Vigoda and Milburn (Toy Story: The Musical; Sleeping Beauty Wakes; Striking 12) and a book by DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It), the 90-minute musical will receive a lab presentation Feb. 2-4 at Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre, prior to a full engagement at the Seattle Repertory Theatre beginning April 18.
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.
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me will have production design by Alex Nichols, sound design by Robertson Witmer and costume design by Chelsea Cook.