Terrence Mann (as Lee Collins) is the latest to join the troupe for the Jan. 23-26 concerts of Tina Landau and Adam Guettel's folky musical about a Kentucky spelunker who got trapped in a cave in 1925 and prompted a media circus.
Mann is among "special guests" Romain Frugé (who plays Floyd), John Christopher Jones (as H.T. Carmichael), Jeffrey Kuhn (Reporter/Con Man), Michael Seelbach (Cliff Roney/Reporter) and M.L. Wooley (Ed Bishop), who join original Playwrights Horizons cast members Stephen Lee Anderson (Bee Doyle), Matthew Bennett (Dr. Hazlett), Jason Danieley (Homer Collins), Jesse Lenat (Jewel Estes), Theresa McCarthy (Nellie Collins), Martin Moran (Skeets Miller) and Cass Morgan (Miss Jane).
Floyd Collins premiered at Playwrights Horizons on March 3, 1996, with book by Tina Landau, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and additional lyrics by Landau, who also directed (and directs this concert version).
It won the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.
The score is preserved on a cast album. The work was seen in a national tour of resident theatres and has been staged in independent regional productions. Guettel is the grandson of Richard Rodgers, and the son of Mary Rodgers. PH began this January series with Falsettos (Jan. 9-12) and continues with Violet (Jan. 16-19) in the 198-seat Mainstage theatre, and Christopher Durang's Laughing Wild in the 96-seat Peter Jay Sharp Theater (Jan. 30-Feb. 1).
The playing schedule for Floyd Collins will be 8 PM Thursday-Friday, 2 & 8 PM Saturday and 2 & 7 Sunday.
All performances are sold out, with some tickets remaining for the special benefit performance Sunday evening, hosted by the creative team, followed by receptions with the cast and company. Benefit tickets are $150 each.
For tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, go in person Ticket Central at 410 West 42nd Street (noon to 8 PM), or purchase tickets online at the Playwrights Horizons website at www.playwrightshorizons.com.
The series of inaugural performances have been made possible by a generous grant from The Estate of Edith K. Ehrman.