Dogfight: Nick Blaemire joins cast of new musical

Nick Blaemire (Godspell) has joined the cast of Second Stage Theatre's upcoming world premiere musical Dogfight - music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Peter Duchan - opening at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre on 16 Jul 2012, following previews from 27 Jun 2012, and playing through to 12 Aug 2012.

Blaemire currently stars on Broadway in 'Godspell.' The actor made his Broadway debut in 'Cry-Baby.' Blaemire toured with 'Altar Boyz' and appreaed regionally in 'The Last Goodbye' (Williamstown Theatre Festival), 'Bring It On' (Alliance Theatre), 'Lil's 90th' (Long Wharf Theatre) and James Lapine's' Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing' (Vineyard Playhouse).

Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by two-time Tony nominee Christopher Gattelli, the cast also features Annaleigh Ashford, Becca Ayers, Steven Booth, Dierdre Friel, Adam Halpin, F. Michael Haynie, Derek Klena, Lindsay Mendez, James Moye and Josh Segarra.

Dogfight: It's 21 Nov 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying, and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace (Derek Klena) meets Rose (Lindsay Mendez), an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.

Dogfight is based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort. Dogfight is the winner of the 2011 Richard Rodgers Studio Production Award, administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Costume and set design are supported by a grant from the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund.

Dogfight will feature scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Paul Gallo, sound design by Fitz Patton, hair design by Josh Marquette, and make-up design by Ashley Ryan. The music director is Bryan Perri. Orchestrations are by Michael Starobin.

Nick Blaemire

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