A representative for the Alliance Theatre told Playbill.com that Callaway, who appeared in the original Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along, has been cast in the revue that will run April 15-May 10 in Atlanta.
Complete casting for the world premiere will be announced in the near future.
Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Passion) created the innovative multimedia revue, which will incorporate original and archival commentary from Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Sondheim. The new work promises to take audience members "to the very heart of Sondheim's life and work."
Liz Callaway earned a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony nomination for creating the role of Lizzie in the Maltby & Shire musical Baby. Her stage credits also include Miss Saigon, Cats, The Spitfire Grill, The Three Musketeers and The Look of Love. Her concert appearances include the starry 1985 Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center and A Stephen Sondheim Evening. Her forthcoming solo album will be released by PS Classics this year. Stephen Sondheim, who began his Broadway career as a lyricist for West Side Story and Gypsy, made his debut as a composer/lyricist in 1962 with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Along with collaborators including Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, James Goldman, George Furth, James Lapine, John Weidman and Harold Prince, Sondheim revolutionized the face of musical theatre with Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Pacific Overtures, Anyone Can Whistle, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins, Into the Woods and Passion. His latest musical, Road Show, debuted at the Public Theater this past fall under the direction of John Doyle.
For further information phone (404) 733-5000 or visit AllianceTheatre.
The Alliance Theatre is located within the Woodruff Arts Center, at the corner of Peachtree Street and 15th Street, in Atlanta, GA.