The musical follows a working-class couple in the 1950s who must decide whether to spend their life savings on a family business or to launch their only daughter's marriage with a lavish wedding. The show is based on an original teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky and its film adaptation by Gore Vidal. John Doyle directs.
The show stars Faith Prince, Tom Wopat, Harvey Fierstein, Leslie Kritzer, Matt Cavenaugh, Philip Hoffman, Katie Klaus, Heather MacRae, Lori Wilner, and Kristine Zbornik. The creative team includes David Gallo (sets), Ann Hould-Ward (costumes), Brian MacDevitt (lighting), Dan Moses Schreier (sound), and Zachary Borovay (projections).
The musical was named Best Musical by the Drama League and received 2008 Tony Award nominations for stars Faith Prince and Tom Wopat and orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, as well as 12 Drama Desk Award nominations.
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