The play is a fictionalized account of the mysterious relationship between the great celebrated young Mozart, and his contemporary Salieri. While Salieri considers the great composer a genius, he believes he is flawed beyond redemption by his crude and juvenile demeanor. Driven by zeal and ravaged with jealously, Salieri plots to silence the great composer and destroy his character and reputation.
In addition to the previously announced Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli in the role of Salieri, the production will star Jordan Coughtry as the young Mozart; Tricia Paoluccio as Constanze, Mozart's wife; and Mark H. Dold as Joseph II, the Emperor of Austria. Additional cast members will include Jon Barker, Robyn Berg, Robert Hock, Greg Jackson, Darren Kelly, John Little, Colin McPhillamy, Christopher J. Payseur, Patrick Toon, Tom Robenolt, and Mary Trotter.
The design team will include Richard Block (set), Mathew Adelson (lighting), Maggie Dick (costumes), and Richard M. Dionne (sound).
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