The Glorious Ones at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

The Lincoln Center Theater will present the New York premiere of The Glorious Ones, a new musical with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty and choreography and direction by Graciela Daniele.

The Glorious Ones will open at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on 5 Nov 2007, following previews from 11 Oct abd run through to 6 Jan 2008.

The cast of seven will feature Natalie Venetia Belcon, Erin Davie, John Kassir, David Patrick Kelly, Marc Kudisch, Julyana Soelistyo, and Jeremy Webb.

The Glorious Ones is a backstage musical about the lives, loves, ambitions, and art of the performers in a 16th-century commedia dell�arte troupe in Italy of the late Renaissance. Based on the novel by Francine Prose, the musical tells how the troupe came to be and how it captured the public�s adoration with its bawdy comedy and raunchiness, before changing artistic fashion altered its way of life.

Its seven archetypal characters are � the charismatic leading man (Kudisch), the sly harlequin (Webb), the quack �dottore� (Kassir), the old miser (Kelly), the earthy maidservant (Belcon), the devoted dwarf (Soelistyo) and the beautiful maiden (Davie).