The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of A Room with a View, a new musical based on the novel by E.M. Forster with book by Marc Acito, music and lyrics by Jeffrey Stock and additional lyrics by Acito. With direction by Scott Schwartz and music direction by Boko Suzuki, A Room with a View will run March 2 - April 8, 2012 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 2 - March 9. Opening night is Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets will go on sale on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 12:00 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
Check out photos of the cast in action below!
A Room with a View blends a gorgeous score with the timeless story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film. Amid the golden sunlight and violet-covered hills of Tuscany, sheltered English girl Lucy Honeychurch meets freethinking George Emerson and for the first time glimpses a world of longing and passion she had never imagined. Upon her return to her corseted Edwardian life, Lucy must decide whether to yield to convention or give up everything she has ever known. This enchanting new musical gives a new voice to these unforgettable characters.
The cast of A Room with a View features Ephie Aardema as Lucy Honeychurch, Kyle Harris as George Emerson and Will Reynolds as Cecil Vyse. Aardema played Chava in the National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof and starred as Edwina in the Off Broadway production of Dear Edwina. Harris recently starred as Tony in the National Tour of West Side Story. Reynolds was last seen at the Globe as Frank Churchill in Jane Austen's Emma - A Musical Romantic Comedy.
Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba returns to the Globe to play Charlotte Bartlett, the overbearing chaperone of Lucy Honeychurch. Ziemba previously appeared at the Globe in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, Six Degrees of Separation and The First Wives Club. She received the Tony Award along with the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for her portrayal of The Wife in Contact. Ziemba was also nominated for Tony Awards for the Broadway productions of Curtains, Never Gonna Dance and Steel Pier.
Rounding out the cast are Glenn Seven Allen (Italiano, Albert), Etai BenShlomo (Freddy Honeychurch), Gina Ferrall (Miss Lavish, Mrs. Honeychurch), Jacquelynne Fontaine (Ragazza, Minnie), Edward Staudenmayer (Mr. Beeber) and Kurt Zischke (Mr. Emerson).
The creative team includes Heidi Ettinger (Scenic Design), Judith Dolan (Costume Design), David Lander (Lighting Design), Jon Weston (Sound Design), Bruce Coughlin (Orchestrator), Michael Jenkinson (Musical Staging), Jan Gist (Dialect Coach), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting) and Anjee Nero (Stage Manager).
TICKETS to A Room with a View are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets will go on sale on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 12:00 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Performances begin on March 2 and continue through April 8. Ticket prices start at $39. Performance times: Previews: Friday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m. and Friday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. Regular Performances: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. There is a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Wednesday, March 21 and no matinee performance on Saturday, March 24. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors and groups of 10 or more.
Photo Credit: Henry DiRocco