Casting Announced for Scottish Musical Marrying Meg at NYMF

News   Casting Announced for Scottish Musical Marrying Meg at NYMF
Michael McCormick and Lisa Howard will appear in the world premiere of Marrying Meg, a new Scottish musical comedy, at the New York Musical Theatre Festival beginning Sept. 29.

Mark Robertson authored book, music and lyrics for the musical based on the play The Lass wi the Muckle Mou by Alexander Reid. Tony nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and Bethany Pettigrew handle musical staging, with direction by Dave Solomon.

In addition to McCormick (Curtains, Gypsy, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and Howard (South Pacific, 9 to 5, Spelling Bee), the cast will feature Stephen Berger (The Pajama Game, Into The Woods), Stephen Bienskie (Chess, Cats), Stephanie Youell Binett (Curtains), Harris Doran (Love Jerry), Kathy Fitzgerald (9 to 5, The Producers), Jim Newman (Curtains, Minnelli on Minnelli), Tory Ross (9 to 5, Cry-Baby) and William Ryall (Guys and Dolls, Chess).

Marrying Meg, according to press notes, "follows Thomas The Rhymer who chronicles the fate of 22-year-old Meg, still unmarried due to one of his rhymes about her admittedly large mouth. Meg's father, Sir Gideon, finds a solution in a young 16-year-old captured in battle. Will he marry Meg? Or be hanged for treason? All ingredients for the kind of 'true story' Thomas The Rhymer has been looking for."

Dale Rieling serves as musical director with Shoko Kambara (set design), Alejo Vietti/Amy Clark (costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design) and Christopher Cronin (sound design).

Marrying Meg is set to run through Oct. 6 at the Theatre at St. Clement's. For tickets phone (212) 352-3101 or visit NYMF. The Theatre at St. Clement's is located at 423 West 46th Street.

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