Stewart Lane's In the Wings to Premiere Off-Broadway

News   Stewart Lane's In the Wings to Premiere Off-Broadway
In the Wings, a new play with songs by Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane, will premiere Off-Broadway this September in an open-ended run at the Promenade Theatre.

To be directed by Jeremy Dobrish (The Joys of Sex), the show will begin previews Sept. 9 and tentatively open Sept. 28. The songs are by pianist-composer-performer Michael Garin (Song of Singapore).

"I've been thinking about the show for a long time. It's been a kind of generational process," Lane told "I've been in the theatre my entire life—writing, directing, organizing. In the Wings is a snapshot of what it was like way back then, long before cell phones."

According to Lane, the play is about a young couple, both actors, living in New York in the 1970s. Both are cast in a new musical titled I Married a Communist, but one gets left behind when the show moves to Broadway.

Casting is currently underway, though a reading of the play last month at the Barrow Group Studios Theatre featured Nancy Anderson, John Jellison, David Josefsberg, Madeleine Maby, Jake Robards and Jana Robbins.

As a producer, Lane has been involved in the current Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, the recent revival of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Ragtime, among other shows. He is also co-owner and co-operator of the Palace Theatre on Broadway and a partner in 37 Arts. Woman Before a Glass ended its run at the Promenade Theatre on June 12. The theater is located at 2162 Broadway between 76th and 77th Streets.

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