Josh Hamilton, J. Smith-Cameron, T. Scott Cunningham, Michael Gaston and Ross Gibby will hear Music From a Sparkling Planet no more after Aug. 12. The Douglas Carter Beane comedy, which started June 20 at the Drama Dept., will drop the curtain on that date. Mark Brokaw directs.
In Music From a Sparkling Planet, three friends go off in search of Tamara Tomorrow, the retired, and now reclusive host of a 1970s Philadelphia children's show, but they find a lot more when they track her down in a Wildwood, New Jersey, motel. Beane's last play to debut at the Drama Dept. was The Country Club. Other works include the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning As Bees in Honey Drown (also directed by Brokaw and featuring Hamilton, Smith Cameron and Cunningham) and the film "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar."
Last Off-Broadway in Fuddy Meers, Smith-Cameron's recent work has included As Bees in Honey Drown and Broadway's Night Must Fall. Hamilton starred in This Our Youth and The Waverly Gallery, both by Kenneth Lonergan, and as Homer Wells in The Cider House Rules at the Atlantic Theatre Company. Cunningham was seen in the Roundabout Theatre Company's recent Design for Living, Love! Valour! Compassion! and two Nicky Silver world premieres, Pterodactyls and Fit to be Tied. Gibby played Young Dr. Larch in The Cider House Rules. All four actors are Drama Dept. company members.
Designing Music From a Sparkling Planet are Allen Moyer (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Janet Kalas (sound design) and Lewis Flinn (original music).