The new Broadway musical Everyday Rapture, co-written by and starring Sherie Rene Scott, officially opened at the Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre on Thursday, April 29.
The loosely autobiographical musical, co-written with Dick Scanlan, includes songs made famous by David Byrne, Roberta Flack, Mister Rogers, The Supremes, Tom Waits, U2, and Judy Garland.
The production is directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, with choreography by Michel Lynch. The show features Eamon Foley, Lindsay Mendez, and Betsy Wolfe. The creative team also includes Tom Kitt (orchestrations & arrangements), Michael Rafter (music supervision), Marco Paguia (music direction), Christine Jones (sets), Tom Broecker (costumes), Kevin Adams (lights), Brian Ronan (sound), and Darrel Maloney (projections).
Opening night attendees included Augusten Burroughs, David Byrne, Jill Clayburgh, Kurt Deutsch, Sara Gettelfinger, Sheldon Harnick, Dana Ivey, Byron Jennings, Richard Kind, Tom Kirdahy, Carolyn McCormick, Terrence McNally, Mark Morris, Natasha Lyonne, Greg Naughton, Rosie O'Donnell, Kelli O'Hara, Mary Beth Peil, David Pittu, Roger Rees, Charles Strouse, and Maury Yeston.