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Everyday Rapture replaces Lips Together, Teeth Apart



Roundabout Theatre Company announces Sherie Rene Scott starring in Second Stage Theatre Production of Everyday Rapture, the new Broadway musical by Dick Scanlan & Sherie Rene Scott and directed by Michael Mayer, with choreography by Michele Lynch.

Everyday Rapture will open on 29 Apr 2010 at the American Airlines Theatre, following previews from 19 Apr and playing a limited engagement through to 11 Jul 2010.

Everyday Rapture replaces Terrence McNally's comedy Lips Together, Teeth Apart as the final production of Roundabout Theatre Company's 2009-2010 season.

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

The off-Broadway production opened to excellent reviews: "One of the year's most extravagantly entertaining new musicals" (New York Times); "A wickedly funny, wonderfully touching show" (New York Daily News); "It's rapturous entertainment."

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

In an interview in Nov 2009 Lindsay Mendez told www.newyorktheatreguide.com that there were plans to bring Everyday Rapture to Broadway in 2010. The sudden cancellation of Lips Together, Teeth Apart has provided this 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.

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

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

Bios:

Sherie Rene Scott (Performer, Co-Author) has appeared in 'The Little Mermaid' (original Broadway cast),' Landscape of the Body,' 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' (Tony nominations), Elton John and Tim Rice's 'Aida,' 'Tommy,' (Original Broadway Cast), 'Rent,' 'The Last Five Years', 'Debbie Does Dallas,' Randy Newman's 'Faust' and Kander & Ebb's 'Over and Over.' With husband Kurt Deutsch, she co-founded the Grammy Award Winning record label Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records (sh-k-boom.com), which has produced more than 70 albums, receiving six Grammy nominations for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings.

Dick Scanlan (Co-Author) was nominated for a Tony award for his book and lyrics for the Tony Award-winning Best Musical 'Thoroughly Modern Millie.' He is the author of the novel 'Does Freddy Dance.' He wrote the lyrics to Jeanine Tesori's music for "The Girl in 14G" on Kristin Chenoweth's Sony CD, "Let Yourself Go." A former actor, Scanlan originated the role of 'Miss Great Plains' in the Off-Broadway musical 'Pageant.'

Michael Mayer has directed the following productions at the Roundabout: 'After the Fall' (2004), 'An Almost Holy Picture' (2002), 'Uncle Vanya' (2000), 'The Lion In Winter' (1999), 'A View From The Bridge' (1997), 'Side Man' (1998). He is also represented on Broadway this season by another new musical, 'American Idiot.'

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