Constantine Maroulis stars in The Most Beautiful Room in New York, directed by Gordon Edelstein, at Long Wharf Theatre.
Constantine Maroulis stars in The Most Beautiful Room in New York, directed by Gordon Edelstein, at Long Wharf Theatre.
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Gordon Edelstein's world premiere production of The Most Beautiful Room in New York begins performances tonight ahead of a May 10 opening at Long Wharf Theatre. Check out star Constantine Maroulis and the cast in these new photos from production.

The Most Beautiful Room in New York features a book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire. The plot is described as follows: "David Kaplan is a chef's chef, making beautiful, simple food of uncompromising quality in his lovely Union Square restaurant. But in the crowded, cutthroat and expensive Manhattan food scene, is that enough to survive and compete with the next big thing? Enter Sergio, an old friend, rival, and possible savior. This hotshot celebrity chef has offered David the opportunity to make over his restaurant. Will David sacrifice his pride to save his beloved restaurant?"

Starring alongside Maroulis is Krystina Alabado (Anna), Anastasia Barzee (Claire), Matt Bogart (David), Darlesia Cearcy (Phoebe), Ryan Duncan (Gio), Danielle Ferland (Gloria), Anne Horak (Natasha, Franca), Tyler Jones (Bix), Mark Nelson (Carlo), Sawyer Niehaus (Kate), and Allan Washington (Irwin, Gabe).

The creative team includes John Carrafa (choreography), John McDaniel (music supervisor and music direction), Michael Yeargan (set design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Chris Akerlund (lighting design), and Keith Caggiano (sound design). Linda Marvel serves as production stage manager.

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