Annie Golden
(© Tristan Fuge)
Annie Golden
(© Tristan Fuge)
Complete casting has been announced for The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, featuring book by Joy Gregory, music by Gunnar Madsen, lyrics by Gregory and Madsen, and story by Gregory, Madsen and John Langs, with direction by Langs. Co-presented by Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop, this new musical will play Playwrights' Mainstage Theatre, May 2-July 3, with an opening on June 7.

Based on a true story, the show is about a working class dad who believes his vision of rock n' roll destiny for his three talentless daughters will be the family's one-way ticket out of hardship and obscurity.

In addition to the previously reported Peter Friedman and Kevin Cahoon, the cast will include Annie Golden, Jamey Hood, Steve Routman, Cory Michael Smith, Sarah Sokolovic, and Emily Walton.

The production will feature choreography by Ken Roht, scenic design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Geoff Korf and sound design by Darron L West. Orchestrations are by Madsen and musical direction is by Aaron Gandy.

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