Wilson to Catch Glimpses of the Moon at the Algonquin; Uggams, Wopat and Marshall to Guest

News   Wilson to Catch Glimpses of the Moon at the Algonquin; Uggams, Wopat and Marshall to Guest
Jessica-Snow Wilson has been announced to succeed Autumn Hurlbert in the ongoing Oak Room engagement of the jazz age musical Glimpses of the Moon.
Jessica-Snow Wilson
Jessica-Snow Wilson Photo by Fernando Leon

Wilson, who has appeared in the Broadway productions of Spelling Bee, Good Vibrations and Little Shop of Horrors, will step into the role of the down-on-her-luck Suzy Branch. Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde) created the role when Glimpses returned to the Algonquin's Oak Room last October.

Glimpses has also announced its line-up of guest performers: Andrea Marcovicci (Jan. 26), Jacques Brel's Natascia Diaz (Feb. 2, 5 and 9) and A Catered Affair Tony nominee Tom Wopat (Feb. 16 and 23). Additional guests scheduled to appear are Tony and Emmy winner Leslie Uggams, Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Jacques Brel) and Gay Marshall (Jacques Brel).

Glimpses of the Moon has music by John Mercurio and book and lyrics by Tajlei Levis. The Oak Room production features direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Denis Jones. Glimpses of the Moon officially opened Nov. 3, 2008.

The musical also features Stephen Plunkett (Gone Missing) as Nick with Jane Blass (Hairspray) as Ellie, Laura Jordan (Cry-Baby) as Coral, Daren Kelly (Crazy for You) as Nelson and Glenn Peters as Streffy. Understudies are Russell Arden Koplin and Matt Lutz.

Based on the novel by Edith Wharton, Glimpses of the Moon, according to press notes, follows "the jazzy whirl of Manhattan society, from champagne-soaked dinner parties, to luxurious vacation cottages and back to New York's elegant hotels. [The musical concerns the] popular but penniless Suzy Branch and her friend Nick Lansing [who] devise the ultimate fund-raising scheme: to marry and live off the wedding gifts while they help one another find suitable millionaires. The plan works perfectly — until they fall in love." The creative team also includes Ted LeFevre (scenic consultant), Deb Gaouette (props designer), James Milkey (lighting designer) and Lisa Zinni (costume designer).

Show times are Mondays at 8 PM and bi-monthly Thursday afternoons at 1:30 PM. Tickets, priced $65 (plus a $30 food-drink minimum or a $60 prix fixe dinner), are available by calling (866) 468-7619 or by visiting Ticketweb.

The Oak Room is located within the Algonquin Hotel at 59 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. For more information visit www.GlimpsesOfTheMoon.com.

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