Curtain Rises on In the Wings, Stewart F. Lane's Showbiz Comedy With Songs, Sept. 9

News   Curtain Rises on In the Wings, Stewart F. Lane's Showbiz Comedy With Songs, Sept. 9
Showbiz success comes between a couple in Stewart F. Lane's new comedy with songs, In the Wings, starting an open-ended run at the Promenade Theatre Sept. 9.

Lane, best known as a Broadway producer, concocted the story about a young couple, both actors, living in New York in the 1970s. Both are cast in a new musical titled I Married a Communist, but one gets left behind when the show moves to Broadway.

"I've been thinking about the show for a long time," Lane previously told "It's been a kind of generational process. I've been in the theatre my entire life—writing, directing, organizing. In the Wings is a snapshot of what it was like way back then, long before cell phones."

Featured are Josh Prince (Forbidden Broadway, Little Me), Lisa Datz (The Full Monty), Brian Henderson, Marilyn Sokol (Conversations With My Father) and Peter Scolari (Sly Fox, Hairspray, TV's "Newhart").

Jeremy Dobrish (The Joys of Sex, artistic director of adobe theatre company) directs. The songs are by pianist-composer-performer Michael Garin (Song of Singapore). Opening is Sept. 28.

The scenic design is by William Barclay; costume design by Mattie Ullrich; lighting design by Phil Monat and sound design by Jill B C DuBoff. As a producer, Lane has been involved in the current Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, the recent revival of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Ragtime, among other shows. He is also co-owner and co-operator of the Palace Theatre on Broadway and a partner in 37 Arts.

Lane added in a statement, "After three Tony Awards, most people know me as a producer, but once upon a time, I struggled to make a living on the other side of the footlights. The life of an actor in this city was not an easy one, but those were some of the best years of my life. This particular time in my life seemed like an ideal foundation on which to create a romantic, New York comedy like In the Wings."

Bonnie Comley and Stellar Productions International present the production.

Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $66.25 for all performances. Tickets and information are available at, (212) 239-6200.

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