The Story of My Life to play at the Booth Theatre



The Story of My Life will open on Broadway at the Booth Theatre on 19 Feb 2009, following previews from 3 Feb.

The Booth Theatre is currently home to Horton Foote's Dividing The Estate which is playing a limited engagement through to 4 Jan 2009.

The Story of My Life tells the story of Thomas Weaver, a successful writer who returns to his hometown to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of his lifelong friend, Alvin Kelby. Unable to find the appropriate words to celebrate his friend�s life, Thomas pages through the story of their lives together, from their unconventional introduction to their ultimate estrangement, in search of his role in his friend�s untimely death.

The musical had its premiere at Toronto's Canadian Stage Company in 2006, and recently had a developmental run at Connecticut's Goodspeed Musicals from 10 Oct - 2 Nov 2008, and starred Will Chase as 'Thomas Weaver' and Malcolm Gets as 'Alvin Kelby,' with direction by Richard Maltby, Jr.

The Story of My Life's Broadway premiere will once agian see Richard Maltby, Jr., direct Will Chase and Malcolm Gets.

The creative team features set design by Robert Brill, costumes by Wade Laboissonniere, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Carl Casella.

Tickets go on sale on 28 Dec 2008.

The musical had its premiere at Toronto's Canadian Stage Company in 2006.

Will Chase's Broadway credits include: 'Miss Saigon' (Chris - replacement), Rent (Roger Davis/Mark Cohen - replacement), Aida (Radames - replacement), 'The Full Monty' (Jerry Lukowski - replacement), 'Lennon' and 'High Fidelity' (Rob).

Malcolm Gets was nominated for a Tony for his work in 'Amour' (Dusoleil), his other Broadway credits include 'The Moli�re Comedies' (Val�re/Mme. Sgaranelle's brother) and 'Dreamgirls' (Film Executive).

Richard Maltby, Jr. won a Tony Award for his direction of 'Ain't Misbehavin' (1978), and has been nominated for Tony's for his helmship of 'Baby' (1983), 'Song and Dance' (1985) and 'Fosse' (1999). He is also a noted librettist and lyricist, and has been nominated for Tony's for 'Baby' (1983), 'Song and Dance' (1985), 'Miss Saigon' (1991), 'Nick & Nora' (1991) and 'Big' (1996).

The Story of My Life marks the Broadway debut of Canadian writers Neil Bartram and Brian Hill.

Will Chase Malcolm Gets