Jenn Colella
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Jenn Colella
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Jenn Colella, Michael Cumpsty, Claybourne Elder, Stanton Nash and Benjamin Schrader will lead the cast of Take Flight, to make its American premiere at the McCarter Theatre, April 30-June 6, with an opening on May 13.

Richard Maltby Jr, David Shire and John Weidman's new musical blends fact and fiction to tell the interweaving stories of three pioneers of aeronautics: the Wright Brothers (Nash and Schrader), Charles Lindbergh (Elder), and Amelia Earhart (Colella). Cumpsty plays George Putnam.

The ensemble will include Carey Brown, Bobby Daye, Linda Gabler, Marya Grandy, Todd A. Horman, Price Waldman, and William Youmans.

The creative team will include David Farley (set and costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), Ken Travis (sound design), Lisa Shriver (musical staging), and Kevin Stites (music director).

For more information, visit www.mccarter.org.