PHOTO CALL: Bobby Steggert, Eisa Davis, Jonathan Hammond and More Star in Sater and Sheik's The Nightingale

Tony Award nominees Bobby Steggert and Charlayne Woodard, Elisa Davis, Jonathan Hammond and more star in the California developmental production of The Nightingale, the new musical by Spring Awakening Tony Award winners Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. Performances play July 10-Aug. 5.

LJP bills the piece in this way: "A compelling contemporary musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Nightingale tells the story of a young emperor in ancient China, whose luxurious but constricted life inside the walls of the Forbidden City is upended by the song of an extraordinary bird that lives beyond his reach."

The cast includes Nikki Castillo as Nightingale; Eisa Davis as Fisherwoman; Matthew Patrick Davis as Lieutenant Eunuch; Kimiko Glenn as Princess Ssu-Ming; Steve Gunderson as Chief Eunuch; Jonathan Hammond as the Emperor; Corbin Reid as Feiyan; Aaron Serotsky as Minister of State; Bobby Steggert as Young Emperor; Charlayne Woodard as Empress Dowager; as well as ensemble members Chelsea Diggs-Smith and Zach Martens.

Here's a look at the production:

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