Halling to Star in Heaven's My Destination for Cleveland Play House

News   Halling to Star in Heaven's My Destination for Cleveland Play House
Broadway's Michael Halling, of A Tale of Two Cities, In My Life and The Pajama Game, is among cast members of Cleveland Play House's world premiere, Heaven's My Destination, a Lee Blessing adaptation of a Thornton Wilder novel.
Michael Halling
Michael Halling

Play House artistic director Michael Bloom will stage the production as the anchor of the Play House's 2009 FusionFest. Heaven's My Destination will run April 24-May 17 and officially open April 29. The cast also includes Katie Barrett (In This Corner), Kailey Bell (Trip to Bountiful), Diane Dorsey (August: Osage County), Christian Kohn (Hollywood Arms), Courtney Anne Nelson (Solomon's Blade), Justin Tatum (A Little Night Music) and John Woodson (Medea).

Heaven's My Destination follows Brush (Halling), who is "a fervent religious convert determined to lead 'a good life.' A startlingly relevant tale of religion and tolerance with poignant and sometimes hilarious consequences, George's travels take him through smoking cars, bawdy houses, banks and campgrounds from Texas to Illinois — and into the soul of America," according to Play House notes.

Designing the production are Russell Parkman (scenic design), David Kay Mickelsen (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), James C. Swonger (sound design) and Josh Schmidt (composer).

Wilder is the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who delivered such works as Our Town, The Matchmaker and The Skin of Our Teeth. Blessing, a Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee, has written the plays Eleemosynary, A Walk In The Woods and Cobb.

For tickets and more information, visit clevelandplayhouse.com or phone (216) 795-7000.

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