You now have a chance to get tickets to Playwrights Horizons ' sold-out world premiere of the new musical Far From Heaven. Originally scheduled to close June 30, the off-Broadway production will run an extra week, through Sunday, July 7. Opening night is still set for June 2.
Inspired by the motion picture written and directed by Todd Haynes, Far From Heaven is the latest collaboration from the Tony Award-nominated songwriting team Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, best known for the musical Grey Gardens. Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Greenberg provides the book, with Michael Greif directing.
Four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara leads the company as Cathy Whitaker, a suburban wife and mother in 1957 whose life begins to unravel as she discovers that her husband (Steven Pasquale) has been hiding a big secret, and that she herself may have feelings for her African-American gardener (Isaiah Johnson). The cast also includes Nancy Anderson, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Alma Cuervo, J.B. Adams, Mary Stout, Justin Scott Brown, James Moye, Sarah Jane Shanks, Tess Soltau, Marinda Anderson, Korey Jackson, Victor Wallace, Elainey Bass, Jake Lucas, and Julianna Rigoglioso.
Far From Heaven features scenic design by Allen Moyer, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin, choreography by Alex Sanchez, and musical direction by Lawrence Yurman..