Galileo Musical, Starring Raúl Esparza, Extends at Berkeley Rep; Get a 1st Look | Playbill

Regional News Galileo Musical, Starring Raúl Esparza, Extends at Berkeley Rep; Get a 1st Look

Javier Muñoz also stars in the new musical, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer.

Raúl Esparza Kevin Berne

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's world premiere of Galileo: A Rock Musical, starring Tony nominee Raúl Esparza in the title role, has announced a one-week extension. Previously slated to close June 16, the production will now continue performances through June 23 at Berkeley Reps's Roda Theatre. 

Galileo began performances May 5, with Tony winner Michael Mayer at the helm. The musical features a book by Emmy winner Danny Strong, music and lyrics by Michael Weiner and Zoe Sarnak, and choreography by David Neumann

Joining Esparza in the cast are Jeremy Kushnier as Bishop Maffeo Barberini, Madalynn Mathews as Virginia Galilei, Christian Magby as Alessandro Tarantola, Javier Muñoz as Cardinal Morosini, and Bradley Dean as Bishop Grasso.

Get a first look at production photos in the gallery below.  

Photos: Galileo at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

The company also includes Gabrielle Elisabeth, Adam Halpin, Michal Kolaczkowski, Claire Kwon, Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert, Michael J. Mainwaring, Alexander Mendoza, Brian Ray Norris, Chase Peacock, Noah Plomgren, David Rowen, DeMone Seraphin, Madeleine Spacapan, Erica Sweany, Zalah Brenae Vallien, and Adrian Villegas. Casting is by Jim Carnahan, CSA and Jason Thinger, CSA.

The creative team includes music supervisor and orchestrator Brian Usifer; music director Roberto Sinha; scenic designer Rachel Hauck; costume designer Anita Yavich; lighting designer Kevin Adams; sound designer John Shivers; projection designers Jason Thompson and Kaitlyn Pietras; wig, hair, and makeup designer Tom Watson; production stage manager Rick Steiger; stage manager Amy Marsico; and assistant stage manager Karen Evanouskas.

Galileo is presented by special arrangement with Jordan Roth and Key to the City


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