Complete casting has been announced for Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre's upcoming production of Harmony, a new musical written by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman and directed by Tony Speciale. Performances are set to begin March 4 in advance of a March 12 opening.
Featuring music by Manilow and a book and lyrics by Sussman, Harmony tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six young men in pre-World War II Germany who rose from struggling street musicians to world-famous entertainers.
The cast features Matt Bailey (Jersey Boys), Will Blum (The Book of Mormon), Hannah Corneau (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson), Chris Dwan (The Old Boy), Shayne Kennon (Madagascar), Leigh Ann Larkin (A Little Night Music), Will Taylor (A Chorus Line), and Douglas Williams (Tigrane). The ensemble includes Liberty Cogen, Bryan Thomas Hunt, Greg Kamp, Chad Lindsey, Lindsay Moore, Brandon O'Dell, Patrick O'Neill, Charles Osborne, Kim Sava, Dave Schoonover, and Lauren Elaine Taylor.
The creative team for Harmony features choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, music direction by John O'Neill, set and costume design by Tobin Ost, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and Seth Jackson, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, projection design by Darrel Maloney, and orchestration by Doug Walter.