John Langs, Joy Gregory, and Gunnar Madsen
(© Tristan Fuge)
John Langs, Joy Gregory, and Gunnar Madsen
(© Tristan Fuge)
On Monday, April 11, the cast and writers of The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World met with members of the press at thier first rehearsal. 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.

The show features a 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.

The cast will feature Peter Friedman as Austin Wiggin, Jamey Hood as Dot Wiggin, Sarah Sokolovic as Betty Wiggin, and Emily Walton as Helen Wiggin, as well as Kevin Cahoon (Charley/Bobby), Annie Golden (Annie), Steve Routman (Hank), and Cory Michael Smith (Kyle).

For more information and tickets, click here.

Peter Friedman, Emily Walton, Sarah Sokolovic, Jamey Hood, and Annie Golden
(© Tristan Fuge)
Peter Friedman, Emily Walton, Sarah Sokolovic, Jamey Hood, and Annie Golden
(© Tristan Fuge)