Pre-Broadway Workshop of Liberace Musical All That Glitters Set for May; Casting Announced
11 Apr 2012
Three actors will play the role of Wladziu Valentino Liberace in a "pre-Broadway workshop" of the new musical All That Glitters, which will be presented May 8-11 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (450 West 37 Street).
Directed and choreographed by Alexander DeJong, the musical about the late, famed pianist has a book by DeJong and James A. Walsh, music and lyrics by DeJong and additional music by Tom Nelson.
Kevin Dolan will "play the maestro as a child prodigy in Milwaukee." Zachary S. Berger will play him as "the neutron explosion that was his ascension to stardom." Richard Kline will play him as "the emotionally wrecked superstar that reinvented television, kidnapped Las Vegas and cleaned up financially in Europe."
The creative team also includes Bob Mackie (costumes), John Arnone (scenery) and Howell Binkley (lighting). Jack Lee is the musical director.
The musical, according to press notes, is aiming for an April 2013 Broadway opening.
Industry folk interested in attending the workshop should e-mail TheJacksinaCo@mindspring.com.
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.