Jarrod Emick, Christian Campbell Ready to Drift at NYMF
22 Aug 2006
The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the full casting of Drift, a new musical by Jeremy Schonfeld (music and lyrics) and Craig Pospisil (book) which will perform Sept. 13-17 at the Sage Theatre (711 Seventh Avenue).
The cast includes Christian Campbell (Reefer Madness, Trick) as David, Tony Award Winner Jarrod Emick (Damn Yankees, The Boy From Oz) as Peter, Tari Kelly (Little Shop of Horrors Nat’l Tour) as Laura, and five-year-old newcomer Indy Tanner as Maddie. The production also stars Dennis Holland as Ethan, Karla Mosley as Nicki, Joe Ricci as Mike, Ric Ryder as Thomas and Michael Turner as Justin.
Drift is the story of David Harris, a struggling musician and songwriter in the middle of a devastating divorce. His break-up is complicated by the fact that David and his wife Laura are the parents of a young child, who they both desperately want to protect. To deal with the emotional blow, David joins a therapy group and is introduced to a variety of men - some of whom are in the middle of their own separations or custody battles, and some of whom have already gone through what David is now experiencing.
Jeremy Dorbish (The Joys of Sex, In the Wings will direct. The creative team also includes Tricia Brouk (choreographer), Dustin O'Neil (scenic design), Becky Lasky (costume design), Michael Gottleib (lighting design).
(Playbill.com is a media partner of the New York Musical Theatre Festival 2006.)
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.