Mills and Reichel's Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge Arrives Off-Broadway April 11

News   Mills and Reichel's Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge Arrives Off-Broadway April 11
The Prospect Theater Company's bluegrass-tinged musical Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge, starring Mark Mozingo and Victoria Huston-Elem, begins performances Off-Broadway April 11.
Composer Peter Mills
Composer Peter Mills Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Based on the J. M. Synge play The Playboy of the Western World, Golden Boy will officially open April 17 and run through May 3 at 59E59 Theaters. Prospect Theater's producing artistic director Cara Reichel stages the production, which she co-adapted with Peter Mills, who penned book, music and lyrics for the musical.

Mozingo and Huston-Elem star as unlikely lovers Clay and Maggie, respectively, in a cast that also features Jeff Edgerton (Parade) as Luther, Carol Hickey (The Flood) as Widder Hazel, Dan Sharkey (Illyria, Lone Star Love) as J.M. and Scott Wakefield (Ring of Fire, It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues) as Leroy.

According to press notes, "On the run and desperate, outlaw Clayton Monroe appears one evening at the door of feisty Maggie McFarland and her father J.M., a moonshiner. J.M. hires Clay to protect his daughter from the revenuers, as well as her overly attentive fiancé, Luther, and the conniving neighbor, Hazel. Left alone together, spitfire Maggie softens, and Clay begins to see himself through her eyes, becoming the 'golden boy' she has always envisioned would find her. This tale of an unlikely hero, a backwoods romance, and a slapdash murder make for a darkly comic and truly American story of self-discovery."

Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge features set design by Tate Burmeister, costume design by Sidney Shannon and lighting design by Evan Purcell.

For tickets, priced $37, phone (212) 279-4200 or visit TicketCentral.

For further information visit ProspectTheater.

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