Tony-Winning Broadway Talent Flock to Dance Musical In Your Arms, Beginning Tonight

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05 Jul 2014

Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele

In Your Arms, the new large-scale dance ensemble musical that features music by Stephen Flaherty and vignettes by Marsha Norman, Terrence McNally, Douglas Carter Beane and more, premieres July 5 at the New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powerhouse Theatre.

Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, The King and I) directs and choreographs the musical that is presented through July 13. It features original music by Flaherty with dramatic contributions by Norman, McNally, Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Lynn Nottage and Alfred Uhry.

The cast features Ryan Steele (Newsies, Matilda, West Side Story), Tony Award winner Robert Morse (How to Succeed…, "Mad Men"), Tony Award winner Carole Shelley (Billy Elliot) and Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins' Broadway) with Stephen Bienskie, Christopher John Beroiz, Ashlee Dupre, Jenn Harris, Martin Harvey, Sean Martin Hingston, Laurie Kanyok, Jess Leprotto, Marielys Molina, Kristen Oei, Adesola Osakalumi, Oneika Phillips, Hayley Podschun, Glenda Sol, Brendon Stimson, Alex Michael Stoll, Samantha Sturm and Christopher Vo.

According to Powerhouse: "More than 20 performers join to embody the playwrights’ stories, portraits of lovers told in music and dance."

Visit newyorkstageandfilm.org. For more information, visit Powerhouse.Vassar.edu.

Watch a clip with the creators here.