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Everyday Rapture closes on Broadway



Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Everyday Rapture, by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, plays its final performance on 11 Jul 2010 as scheduled.

Everyday Rapture opened on 29 Apr 2010 at the American Airlines Theatre, following previews from 19 Apr. The show played 11 previews and 84 regular performances.

The musical opened to good reviews: A smashing little show (NY Times); Wonderful kind of stage magic" (NY1); Satisfying and enjoyable (Back Stage); Deliciously entertaining (AP)

Everyday Rapture is the story of a young woman's psycho-sexual-spiritual journey on the rocky path that separates her mostly Mennonite past from her mostly Manhattan future. Her life takes her from the cornfields of Kansas to the clover fields of New York (with a disturbing detour through YouTube).

Everyday Rapture features songs made famous by David Byrne, Roberta Flack, Mister Rogers, The Supremes, Tom Waits, U2 and Judy Garland.

Directed by Michael Mayer, with choreography by Michele Lynch, Everyday Rapture stars Sherie Rene Scott, Eamon Foley, Lindsay Mendez and Betsy Wolfe.

The design team features Christine Jones (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kevin Adams (Lights) and Brian Ronan (Sound).

Everyday Rapture premiered at Second Stage on 3 May 2009. The production was extended twice beyond its limited engagement.

The cast of the original Off-Broadway run, Sherie Rene Scott, Eamon Foley, Lindsay Mendez and Betsy Wolfe all re-created their roles for Broadway.

The design team includes Christine Jones (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kevin Adams (Lights) and Brian Ronan (Sound).

Everyday Rapture, which had been hoping for a Broadway run, found itself pushed into the limelight when the Roundabout Theatre Company was forced to suddenly cancell its production of Terrence McNally's comedy 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart.' The show's cancellation provided the modest-sized musical with a perfect opportunity for a Broadway bow.

Lips Together, Teeth Apart was forced to cancell after its main star Megan Mullally quit the production during rehearsals - just weeks before it was due to begin previews.

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