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Along with Goldwyn (Promises, Promises; "Scandal"), Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, King Hedley II) and Molaskey (Parade, Sunday in the Park with George), the cast included Peter Cincotti ("Dementia," "Screwed"), Michael Park (Little Me, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and Jake Robinson ("The Carrie Diaries," "The Leftovers").
The creative team is hoping to reunite for a formal two-week workshop in September. It is also reported that producers Craig Haffner and and Anne Hamburger may bring the production to London next year prior to Broadway.
Tony, Academy and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) is the writer. The score, which will feature standards and other songs from the American Songbook, as well as Southern rock, blues and gospel, will be overseen by composer and sound designer Mark Bennett.
"Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" follows the trail of Jim Williams, who is accused of murdering a young escort named Danny Hansford, with whom he had a relationship.
Along with spending 216 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, Berendt’s book was adapted into a 1997 film, starring John Cusack and Kevin Spacey.