Lindsay Mendez
(© David Gordon)
Lindsay Mendez
(© David Gordon)
Second Stage Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere musical Dogfight, to begin previews June 27, with an opening set for July 16. As previously reported, Joe Mantello will direct.

With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Peter Duchan, based on the movie of the same name, the show, set in 1963, centers on a group of three young Marines on the eve of their deployment to a small, but growing, conflict in Southeast Asia. Before they leave, the young men set out for a night of debauchery, partying, and maybe a little trouble, and find that an awkward and idealistic waitress who's recruited as part of a cruel bet, provides a lesson in the power of compassion.

The company will feature Annaleigh Ashford, Becca Ayers, Steven Booth, Dierdre Friel, Adam Halpin, F. Michael Haynie, Derek Klena, Lindsay Mendez, James Moye, and Josh Segarra.

The production will feature scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Paul Gallo, sound design by Fitz Patton, hair design by Josh Marquette, and make-up design by Ashley Ryan. The music director is Bryan Perri. Orchestrations are by Michael Starobin.

Click here for more information and Dogfight tickets.