Andrea Goss (Cabaret, Indecent, Once) and Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys, Aida, Miss Saigon) star as Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester in Cleveland Musical Theatre's premiere of a revised version of Jane Eyre, running through September 9.
Watch highlights from this revamped version of the Tony-nominated musical above.
The production follows a year-long collaboration between CMT Artistic Director Miles J. Sternfeld and the musical’s original creators, Tony-nominated composer-lyricist Paul Gordon (Daddy Long Legs) and Tony-winning book writer John Caird (Les Misérables). This chamber version, helmed by Sternfeld, is more intimate and ensemble-driven, with actors playing multiple roles and debuting new songs by Gordon.
The cast also includes Alison England as Mrs. Fairfax/Mrs. Reed, Cody Gerszewski as John Reed/St. John Rivers, Emma McLelland as Young Jane/Adele, Genny Lis Padilla as Blanche Ingram/Bertha Mason, Lauryn Hobbs as Helen Burns/Mary Ingram, Gregory Violand as Brocklehurst/Robert, Laura Perrotta as Miss Scatcherd/Grace Poole, Fabio Polanco as Richard Mason, and Calista Zajac as Alternate Young Jane/Adele with swings Sydney Howard, Patrick Mooney, and Nina Takacs.
The production features music supervision and orchestrations by Brad Haak, music direction by Nancy Maier, choreography by Martín Céspedes, scenic design by Gabriel Firestone, costume design by Sydney Gallas, lighting design by Benjamin Gantose, sound design by Carlton Guc, projection design by T. Paul Lowry, wigs and makeup by Robbie Amodeo, and casting by Jamibeth Margolis.
“One of the many reasons John Caird and I are thrilled to be bringing this new chamber version of Jane Eyre to Cleveland is not only will we have the opportunity to reexamine the material, but we can create a new version of the show that is made for the 21st century,” said composer Gordon in an earlier statement. “John Caird and I are truly excited about the journey ahead, and we welcome the chance to come to Cleveland and make Jane Eyre the best musical it can be.”
For tickets and more information on Jane Eyre, visit ClevelandMusicalTheatre.org.