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Cagney to close at Westside Theatre on May 28, 2017

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Riki Kane Larimer - producer of Cagney has announced that the musical will end its off-Broadway run at the Westside Theatre on May 28, 2017. Upon closing, the production will have played a total of 21 previews and 481 regular performances.

Larimer released the following statement:

"While May 28 marks our final bow on West 43rd Street, this is just the beginning of Cagney's next reel. It is my plan to bring the current production to Los Angeles for a limited engagement before returning to New York to launch a Broadway production. We hope to have more details to announce in the coming weeks, but until then, 'give our regards to ol' Broadway and say that we'll be there e'er long.'"

The off-Broadway engagement of Cagney began previews at Westside Theatre (Upstairs) on March 16, 2016 and officially opened on April 3. The musical had previously run at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's from May 28 through to June 21, 2015.

Directed by Bill Castellino, Cagney features a book by Peter Colley, with music and lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern.

Synopsis: "Cagney, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood as the original tough guy. Robert Creighton leads a cast of six who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites: 'Give My Regards To Broadway,' 'You're A Grand Old Flag,' and 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'."

The current cast of Cagney includes Robert Creighton (James Cagney), with Jeffry Denman, Danette Holden, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden and Ellen Zolezzi.

The creative team behind Cagney features choreography by Joshua Bergasse, scenic design by James Morgan, costume design by Chip Schoonmaker, lighting design by Michael Gilliam, sound design by Janie Bullard and projections design by Mark Pirolo.

 

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