Marc Kudisch Will Star in Portland World-Premiere Staging of Somewhere in Time Musical

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11 Feb 2013

Marc Kudisch
Marc Kudisch
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Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch will star in the Portland Center Stage world premiere of the new musical Somewhere in Time, based on Richard Matheson's romantic novel and film of the same title, which will begin performances May 28 in Portland, OR.

Kudisch (The Apple Tree, Assassins, 9 to 5) will portray Robinson, the controlling character who manages actress Elise McKenna. Complete casting will be announced at a later date. A recent New York reading featured Kelli Barrett (Baby It's You) as McKenna and Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific, Queen of the Mist) as playwright Richard Collier.

Somewhere in Time has music by Doug Katsaros and lyrics by Amanda Yesnowitz with a book by Altar Boyz and Godspell producer Ken Davenport. Scott Schwartz (Jane Eyre, Golda's Balcony) will helm the musical that officially opens June 5 for a run through June 30.

Here's how the creative team bills the musical: "In Somewhere in Time, young playwright Richard Collier has an encounter with a mysterious old woman on the opening night of his earliest success; she entreats him, to his bewilderment, to 'come back to me.' Several years later, with his life and career in disarray, he seeks quiet and contemplation and checks in to a storied hotel from his youth. But his stay at the hotel turns into the journey of a lifetime as he unravels history-and time-to discover a powerful but perhaps impossible love."

John Carrafa (Into the Woods) will choreograph Somewhere in Time, which will have musical direction by Patrick Vaccariello (West Side Story, Gypsy), scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Jeff Cone, lighting design by Mike Baldassari and orchestrations by Doug Katsaros and Bruce Coughlin.

The original 1980 film "Somewhere in Time" starred Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.

For tickets visit PCS.org.

Visit SomewhereInTime.com.