PHOTO CALL: Cristin Milioti, Andrew Rannells, Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More Toast New Musical Fly By Night

The new musical Fly By Night, a dark comedy rock fable, officially opens Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons June 11 following previews that began May 16. The cast and friends celebrated the night before with a party at the West Bank Cafe.

Conceived by Kim Rosenstock ( Tigers Be Still) and written by Will Connolly ( Once), Michael Mitnick ( Sex Lives of Our Parents, "The Giver") and Rosenstock, the limited engagement plays through June 29 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater.

Directed by Carolyn Cantor, the cast features Allison Case ( Hair, Hands on a Hardbody), Adam Chanler-Berat ( Peter and the Starcatcher, Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Peter Friedman (The Great God Pan, Ragtime), Michael McCormick ( Elf, Curtains), Patti Murin ( Xanadu, Love's Labour's Lost), Drama Desk Award nominee Bryce Ryness ( Hair, First Date) and Obie Award winner Henry Stram ( Inherit the Wind, The Crucible).

Here's how the production is billed: "In this darkly comic rock-fable, a melancholy sandwich maker's (Chanler-Berat) hum-drum life is intersected by two entrancing sisters (Case and Murin). A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is a tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness."

Fly By Night features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Jeff Croiter
, sound design by Ken Travis and Alex Hawthorn
 and music direction by Vadim Feichtne. Kyle Gates is production stage manager, and Sam Pinkleton is choreographer. 

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