Due to a previous commitment, James will not be in the show, July 1-11.
The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey and directed by Michael Greif, addresses issues of mental illness and a suburban family's efforts to cope with loss.
James played the role of the family patriarch in the musical when it played at Second Stage Theater in 2008. He was most recently seen in Time Stands Still and Shrek the Musical on Broadway.
The creative team includes Mark Wendland (set), Jeff Mahshie (costumes), Kevin Adams (lighting), Brian Ronan (sound), Sergio Trujillo (musical staging), Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt (orchestrations), and AnnMarie Milazzo (vocal arrangements).
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