Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, with Monk and Bryggman, Opens at the Vineyard Sept. 20 | Playbill

News Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, with Monk and Bryggman, Opens at the Vineyard Sept. 20
Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine's latest work, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, officially opens at the Vineyard Playhouse Sept. 20.
Debra Monk
Debra Monk Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Tony-winning actress Debra Monk and Tony nominee Larry Bryggman star in the fully-produced workshop presentation that is eyeing a future New York run. Performances began Sept. 18 and continue through Oct. 4 at the Martha's Vineyard venue. Lapine also directs his work, which features choreography by Lisa Shriver (Ring of Fire) and musical direction by Michael Starobin (Sunday in the Park with George).

Monk (Curtains, Steel Pier) stars as a faded sixties pop singer alongside Bryggman (Proof), Glory Days creator Nick Blaemire, Molly Camp, Carly Hughes, Jacqui Polk (Spelling Bee), Eric Santagata (The Apple Tree) and Brad Oscar (The Producers, Spamalot).

"It's 1966, the midst of the Vietnam War and the beginnings of the counter-culture movement; an off-pitch, matronly 59 year-old singer suddenly emerges at the top of the music charts winning fame as the worst pop singer of all time," according to press notes. "Loosely based on the life of Elva Miller, this is a surprisingly contemporary look at pop culture and the public's fleeting fancy with the novelty of the moment."

The creative team comprises Stephen M. Zablotny and Paul Munafo (set design), Jennifer Caprio (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design) and Dan Moses Schreier and Jim Novack (sound design).

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