Lapine's Mrs. Miller, with Monk and Bryggman, Begins Vineyard Run Sept. 18

News   Lapine's Mrs. Miller, with Monk and Bryggman, Begins Vineyard Run Sept. 18
Debra Monk and Larry Bryggman star in Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, which begins performances at the Vineyard Playhouse Sept. 18.

The fully-staged Vineyard production marks the workshop presentation of the new play from Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright James Lapine. Mrs. Miller officially opens Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 4 at the Martha's Vineyard venue.

Lapine also directs his work, which features choreography by Lisa Shriver (Ring of Fire) and musical direction by Michael Starobin (Sunday in the Park with George).

Lapine is hoping to bring Mrs. Miller to New York in the future, according to Vineyard artistic director M.J. Bruder Munafo.

Tony Award-winning actress Monk (Curtains, Steel Pier) stars as a faded sixties pop singer alongside Tony nominee Larry Bryggman (Proof), Glory Days creator Nick Blaemire, Molly Camp, Carly Hughes, Jacqui Polk (Spelling Bee), Eric Santagata (The Apple Tree) and Brad Oscar (The Producers, Spamalot).

"It's 1966, the midst of the Vietnam War and the beginnings of the counter-culture movement; an off-pitch, matronly 59 year-old singer suddenly emerges at the top of the music charts winning fame as the worst pop singer of all time," according to press notes. "Loosely based on the life of Elva Miller, this is a surprisingly contemporary look at pop culture and the public’s fleeting fancy with the novelty of the moment." The creative team comprises Stephen M. Zablotny and Paul Munafo (set design), Jennifer Caprio (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design) and Dan Moses Schreier and Jim Novack (sound design).

For tickets and further information phone (508) 696-6300, or visit VineyardPlayhouse.

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