The Old Globe ends its extended World Premiere run of the musical A Room with a View tonight, April 15.
A Room with a View is based on the novel by E.M. Forster with book by Marc Acito, music and lyrics by Jeffrey Stock and additional lyrics by Acito and direction by Scott Schwartz and music direction by Boko Suzuki. Tickets for the extension week go on sale on Sunday, March 11 at 12:00 noon and 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.
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.
As previously announced, 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 inContact. 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 (Reverend 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), Jeffrey Stock (Musical Arrangements), Michael Jenkinson (Musical Staging), Jan Gist (Vocal and Dialect Coach), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting) and Anjee Nero (Stage Manager).