Cagney, which features a book by Peter Colley and music and lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern, will begin previews at the Off-Broadway venue May 19. The limited engagement will continue through June 22.
Bill Castellino will direct with choreography by Joshua Bergasse.
Co-writer Creighton will star as James Cagney; additional casting will be announced.
Cagney, according to press notes, "follows the legendary actor from his humble beginnings in New York City's Lower East Side through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man to his superstardom in Hollywood. In this insightful and surprising musical journey, filled with original show-stopping song and dance numbers in addition to George M. Cohan songs from the classic films 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' and others, Cagney is a musical tribute to the tap dancing gangster who thrilled audiences all over the world. He was the consummate performer who could do it all – sing, dance, play the bad guy, the good guy, the patriot, the gangster."
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