The People in the Picture announces complete cast

The Roundabout Theatre has announced the compete cast for the new Broadway musical The People in the Picture, directed by Leonard Foglia. The musical features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.

Completeing the cast are Joyce Van Patten (Chayesel) and Andie Mechanic, who replaces Stuart Zagnit.

They join the previously announced two time Tony Award-winner Donna Murphy, who stars as 'Raisel/Bubbie', as well as Alexander Gemignani (Moishe), Christopher Innvar (Chaim), Nicole Parker (Red), Rachel Resheff (Jenny), Hal Robinson (Doovie, Rabbi Velvel), Lewis J. Stadlen (Avram Krinsky), Joyce Van Patten (Chayesel), Chip Zien (Yossie Pinsker), Brad Bradley, Rachel Bress, Jeremy Davis, Emilee Dupre, Maya Goldman, Louis Hobson, Shannon Lewis, Jessica Lea Patty, Andie Mechanic, Megan Reinking, Jeffrey Schecter and Paul Anthony Stewart.

The Importance of Being Earnest will open at Studio 54 on 28 Apr 2011, following previews from 1 Apr, and play through to 19 Jun 2011.

Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can't pass on her stories to the next generation? Though her granddaughter is enchanted by her tales, her daughter Red will do anything to keep from looking back.

The creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (Sets), Ann Hould-Ward (Costumes), James F. Ingalls (Lights) and Dan Moses Schreier (Sound).