Heath Calvert (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Bryan Fenkart (Memphis), Roe Hartrampf (The Bad Guys), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Leslie Kritzer (The Memory Show), Lauren Molina (The Skivvies), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Aleque Reid (Really Really) will star in Second Stage Theatre's upcoming production of Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter's new musical comedy, Nobody Loves You. The production will begin previews on June 20 in advance of a July 18 opening at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre.
Featuring a book and lyrics by Moses and a score by Alter, the work is directed by Michelle Tattenbaum and choreographed by Emmy Award nominee Mandy Moore. The new musical comedy follows a philosophy graduate student who finds himself cast on a reality TV dating show in an effort to win back his ex-girlfriend. But when he actually makes a love connection with one of his fellow contestants, his plan is derailed.
The creative team includes Vadim Feichtner (musical direction) Mark Wendland (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), and Dan Moses Schreier (sound design).
Book writer and co-lyricist Moses is also the author of the plays The Four of Us, Yellowjackets, Back Back Back, and Completeness, as well as the musical Fortress of Solitude. He has written for the acclaimed television programs Boardwalk Empire and Men of a Certain Age. Composer and co-lyricist Alter is the author of the musicals 29, Young Zombies in Love, and Vapor Tales. Along with So You Think You Can Dance, Moore's choreography has been seen in Silver Linings Playbook, and American Idol, among many others.
Tattenbaum has directed Moses' plays Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used to It), The Four of Us, Szinhaz, and Untitled Short Play. Her site-specific touring production, The Sublet Experiment, ran in New York City for over six months. As a staff member of Manhattan Theatre Club, she developed and produced new musicals including A Class Act and Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party.