Workshop of Passion of Ed Wood Musical to Feature Drew Eshelman, Raymond Bokhour, Lance Rubin, Megan Stern
17 Dec 2012
Musical Monday Theatre Lab will present a workshop of the new musical The Passion of Ed Wood Jan. 10, 2013, at 6 PM at the Jerry Orbach Theater within the Snapple Theater Center.
Directed by Jonathan Warman, the cast will feature Drew Eshelman (Bela Lugosi), Raymond Bokhour (Orson Welles), Lance Rubin (Ed Wood), Dewey Caddell (George Weiss, Paul Marco), Sydney Harris (Dolores Fuller), Megan Stern (Lillian Lugosi, multiple roles) and Jeff Ward (Tor Johnson, Criswell).
The Passion of Ed Wood has a book and lyrics by Justin Warner and music by Rob Kendt. Musical director is Jody Schum.
In the new musical, according to press notes, "the infamous '50s Z-movie director, labeled the 'worst director of all time,' gets a chance to redeem himself by presenting his incredible life story, narrated by his idol Orson Wells."
Jerry Orbach Theater, Snapple Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th. For tickets, priced $18, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 989-6706.
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.