William Finn Revue, Now Called Elegies, Announces Full Cast; Tix on Sale Feb. 21

News   William Finn Revue, Now Called Elegies, Announces Full Cast; Tix on Sale Feb. 21
The new revue of the songs of William Finn, due at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre March 2-30, has a new name and a full cast.

The new title, Elegies, replaced the previously-announced, more upbeat Looking Up. The show will have a cast of five: Christian Borle, Betty Buckley and Carolee Carmello had been confirmed, and as expected, Michael Rupert makes a fourth, and Keith Byron Kirk completes the roster. Graciela Daniele is the director, with musical direction by Vadim Feichtner and vocal arrangements by Gihieh Lee.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 21 at Tele-Charge at (212) 239-6200 and on line at http://www.lct.org.

The show, termed a "song cycle," will play Sundays and Mondays in the Newhouse, performing on the set of Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme during that show's dark nights.

Finn is best known for two musicals: Falsettos, which ran on Broadway, and A New Brain, which played the Newhouse in 1998. Falsettos, an amalgamation of the musicals, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, starred Carmello in its Broadway incarnation. Since then, the actress has appeared in A Class Act and Parade.

Buckley's last New York stage performance was in Nicky Silver's The Eros Trilogy at the Vineyard Theatre. She's better known for her Broadway musicals, including The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cats and Sunset Boulevard. In addition to Falsettos, Rupert has appeared in Mail and Putting It Together.

Finn's latest project was Infinite Joy, a cabaret retrospective of his work which played at Joe's Pub and starred himself and a variety of performers. Also on Finn's shelf is a musical version of The Royal Family.

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