Tony Nominee Ann Crumb Will Star in Musical Version of Wings for Media Theatre
By Andrew Gans
Ann Crumb, who starred in the original London and Broadway casts of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love, will head the cast of the Media Theatre's upcoming production of the musical version of Wings.
Directed by artistic director Jesse Cline, the limited engagement will play the Philadelphia venue Feb. 8-26, 2012.
Crumb will play Emily in a cast that also includes Demetria Bailey as The Nurse and Mrs. Timmons, Dan Schiff as The Doctor and Mr. Brambilla, Rebecca Robbins as Amy and Robert Lewandowski as Billy.
Wings, which is based on the play by Arthur Kopit, has a book and lyrics by Arthur Perlman and music by Jeffrey Lunden.
Wings, according to press notes, concerns "Emily, an aviatrix who performed stunts in her adventurous youth as she fearlessly walked on the wings of a biplane. As she once plummeted dizzyingly through space, she is now falling through inner space as the result of a stroke. Wings captures, with poignancy and simplicity, Emily’s story and hesitant recovery. A relapse thrusts her once again into the void, but in the musical’s triumphantly inspiring view she has merely taken flight once again."
Ann Crumb received a Barrymore nomination for her work in The Media Theatre’s production of Souvenir as Florence Foster Jenkins and received critical acclaim in Master Class as Maria Callas. She was nominated for the Tony Award when she appeared in Anna Karenina and is well known for creating the role of Rose in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love both when it appeared in London’s West End and on Broadway.
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