'In The Wings' at the Promenade Theatre
Bonnie Comley and Stellar Productions Int'l present In The Wings, a comedy by Stewart F. Lane, opening at the Promenade Theatre on the 28 Sep 2005, following previews from the 9 Sep 2005.
Set in 1978, In The Wings tells the story of Steve (he's Jewish) and Melinda (she's not), two aspiring actors in love with each other and the theatre. They get their big break when they are cast in a new musical, "I Married A Communist", written by their svengali-like acting teacher Bernardo. But when the show moves to Broadway, only Melinda is asked to move with it. Can love stay alive on the Great White Way?
"After three Tony Awards, most people know me as a producer," says Lane, "but once upon a time, I struggled to make a living on the other side of the footlights. The life of an actor in this city was not an easy one, but those were some of the best years of my life. This particular time in my life seemed like an ideal foundation on which to create a romantic, New York comedy like In The Wings."
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish, the comedy features Lisa Datz (Melinda), Josh Prince (Steve Leonards), Marilyn Sokol (Martha Leonards), Brian Henderson (Nicky Sanders), and Peter Scolari (Bernardo). The show features songs written by Michael Garin
The design team for In The Wings is William Barclay (Scenic Design), Mattie Ullrich (Costume Design), Phil Monat (Lighting Design) and Jill B C DuBoff (Sound Design).
Lisa Datz (Melinda) appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Titanic (Madeleine Astor) and The Full Monty (Pam Lukowski). Off-Broadway: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Weird Romance, and Stephen Sondheim's Saturday Night.
Josh Prince (Steve Leonards) Broadway/National Tours: The Producers (L.A.); Saturday Night Fever; Little Me; Cats. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway. New York: The Pajama Game, Do Re Mi, Babes In Arms (City Center Encores!); Paul Bunyan (NYC Opera); So Long 174th St. (Musicals Tonight).
Peter Scolari (Bernardo) Broadway - Sly Fox, Hairspray, Out of This World, Ziegfield Follies (Encores). Off-Broadway - A Flea in Her Ear, Reflections, Moliere in Spite of Himself (Obie Award).
Marilyn Sokol (Martha Leonards) Broadway: Conversations With My Father, Grease, Welcome to the Club, O'Neill's The Great God Brown and Moliere's Don Juan, both w/The Phoenix Rep. Off-Broadway: The Merry Wives of Windsor w/NY Shakespeare Festival, The Beggar's Opera (Obie), Sid Caesar & Co. Brian Henderson (Nicky Sanders) Promenade debut. Off-Broadway: As You Like It, NYSF Delacorte Theatre.
Stewart F. Lane (Playwright) President & CEO of Theatre Venture Inc., is the three-time Antoinette Perry Award winner, as Producer, for Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Will Rogers Folles, and La Cage Aux Follies. Moreover, he was nominated for a Tony for Fiddler on the Roof starring Alfred Molina, Gypsy with Bernadette Peters (Revival), 1776 (Revival), The Goodbye Girl, and Woman of the Year. Mr. Laneï¿½s playwrighting credits include If It Was Easy, published by Performing Books (nominated for best new play, American Theatre Critics Association), The American Way, and For the Love of the Arts.
JEREMY DOBRISH (Director) is the Artistic Director of adobe theatre company which he co-founded in 1991 and for whom he has written and/or directed over twenty plays. Recent OFF BROADWAY directing credits include the musical The Joys Of Sex at The Variety Arts Theatre (excellence in directing award ï¿½ NYC fringe festival), The Tutor, a musical starring Anthony Rapp at The York, Class Mothers '68, a one woman show starring Tony award winner Priscilla Lopez (Drama Desk nomination, best solo performance), and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at the Century Center.
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