That's More Entertainment: Old Globe Gives Dancing in the Dark an Extra Week
19 Mar 2008
Due to popular demand, The Old Globe in San Diego has extended the run of its world-premiere musical, Dancing in the Dark, by one week, now to April 20.
Directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, the musical is adapted (reinvented, really) by Douglas Carter Beane from the classic M-G-M movie "The Band Wagon." It features a score by the late Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz. The 1953 screenplay is by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
Dancing in the Dark must close on April 20 to make room for the Globe's next world-premiere production, Hershey Felder's Beethoven, As I Knew Him.
Tickets for the extension week go on sale March 20 at noon and are available by calling (619) 23-GLOBE, online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, or by visiting The Old Globe box office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.
Dancing in the Dark "revolves around Tony Hunter, a Hollywood star with a career on the wane, and Jeffrey Cordova, a Shakespearean actor-manager with a taste for high art. Together they team up with a diverse assortment of theatrical personalities to create a new musical that's strictly 'entertainment.'"
Scott Bakula, Mara Davi, Patrick Page, Beth Leavel, Benjamin Howes, Sebastian LaCause and Adam Heller star, with Robin Campbell, Rachel Coloff, Dylis Croman, Nicolas Dromard, Adam Perry, Eric Santagata, Kiira Schmidt, Jacob ben Widmar, Branch Woodman and Ashley Yeater.
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.