Casting Announced for Falsettos in Washington, DC

News   Casting Announced for Falsettos in Washington, DC
Jeffrey Johnson, Michael Sazanov and Lisa Carrier Baker will star in the Ganymede Arts production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos.

The Washington, DC-based Ganymede Arts, which focuses on LGBT arts programming, will stage the musical that addresses the AIDS crisis in the 1980's. Ganymede artistic director Jeffrey Johnson will direct the production that will run Sept. 10-Oct. 10.

Johnson will portray Marvin, with Sazanov as Whizzer and Baker as Trina. Falsettos will also feature Noah Chiet as Jason, Tony Gudell as Mendel, Barbara Papendorp as Dr. Charlotte and Tammy Roberts as Cordelia.

Christopher Wingert will musical direct the production that will have lighting design by Marianne Meadows, costume design by Dennis Kitmore and set design by Dan Van Why and Christopher McKenzie.

According to Ganymede, "Falsettos is a universal story of the modern day family. It focuses on a man named Marvin who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man yet ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son’s Bar Mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread."

March of the Falsettos debuted Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1981. Falsettoland followed at Playwrights in 1991. The two works were united into a two-act musical Falsettos, which premiered on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre in 1992. Finn penned music and lyrics with a book and direction by Lapine. The production earned Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. Tickets, priced $30, are available by visiting GanymedeArts. Performances will take place at 1809 14th Street N.W. in Washington, DC.
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