Off-Broadway’s Cagney Ends Run May 28

Off-Broadway News   Off-Broadway’s Cagney Ends Run May 28
Producers previously announced plans to bring the musical, which stars Robert Creighton, to Los Angeles.
Danette Holden, Jeremy Beneton, Robert Creighton, Ellen Zolezzi, Josh Walden
Danette Holden, Jeremy Beneton, Robert Creighton, Ellen Zolezzi, Josh Walden Carol Rosegg

Cagney, the musical about Hollywood tough guy James Cagney, plays its final performance at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre May 28.

Cagney began performances at the Westside March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening April 3. When the musical takes its final curtain call, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21 previews).

“The company of Cagney, led by the incredible Robert Creighton, has inspired critical raves, standing ovations, and nothing but joy since launching its Off-Broadway run last spring," said producer Riki Kane Larimer in an earlier statement. “While May 28 marks our final bow on West 43rd Street, this is just the beginning of Cagney's next reel. It is my plan to bring the current production to Los Angeles for a limited engagement before returning to New York to launch a Broadway production. We hope to have more details to announce in the coming weeks but until then, 'give our regards to ol' Broadway and say that we'll be there e'er long.'”

Directed by Bill Castellino, with choreography by Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse, Cagney features a book by Peter Colley and a score that blends original music by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern with classic George M. Cohan favorites, including "Give My Regards To Broadway," "Grand Old Flag," and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."

The cast comprises Robert Creighton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as James Cagney, with Jeremy Benton (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Producers), Danette Holden (Broadway's Annie, Shrek the Musical), Josh Walden (Broadway's Ragtime, La Cage aux Folles, A Chorus Line), Ellen Zolezzi (Seussical), and Bruce Sabath (Broadway's Company).

Cagney features scenic design by James Morgan, costume design by Martha Bromelmeier, lighting design by Michael Gilliam, sound design by Janie Bullard, projection design by Mark Pirolo, music direction by Matthew Perri, music coordination by Larry Lelli, fight direction by Christian Kelly-Sordelet and Rick Sordelet, casting by Carol Hanzel, and general management by Brierpatch Productions.

The musical is produced by Riki Kane Larimer in association with Jamie deRoy, Sharon Azrieli, Joe Cecala, Barbara Freitag, Joel B. Grossman, Joe Sirola, Mary Cossette, Emily Conner, Leonard Landau, 8350 Productions LLC, and In Fine Company.

The current Off-Broadway run of Cagney followed a critically acclaimed limited engagement at The York Theatre Company in 2015.

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(Updated May 28, 2017)

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