Monday, November 1, 2010
Donna Murphy to Star in New Musical at Roundabout
According to the New York Times, two time Tony-winner Donna Murphy will star in a new musical commissioned by the Roundabout Theatre Company which will start previews at the American Airlines Theatre on April 1st with opening night set for April 28th. The show, called The People in the Picture, will feature a book by Iris Rainer Dart and a score by Dart (lyrics), Artie Bulter (music) and Mike Stoller (music), and is set to be directed by Leonard Foglia (who recently wrote Anna Deavere Smith's recent one-woman show Let Me Down Easy), musical direction by Alexander Gemignani and musical staging by Andy Blankenbuehler. According to the Times article, the musical is about "a New York grandmother (Murphy) who was once a Yiddish theater actress in Poland before World War II [and] now longs to tell her Holocaust tales to her granddaughter, despite her daughter's desire to leave the past in the past."