Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
Three-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines has joined Jeffrey Carlson, Richard Easton, Michael Emerson, Reg Rogers, and David Schramm in the cast of the New York Theatre Workshop production of Bach at Leipzig. Set in the famed Germany city in 1722, Itamar Moses' play concerns seven musicians who are eager to fill the most sought-after musical post in Europe: organmaster at Leipzig. Directed by Pam McKinnon, the play will begin performances on October 28 and will open officially on November 14.

Gaines won Tonys for his work in The Heidi Chronicles, She Loves Me, and Contact; he was most recently seen in the Roundabout's production of 12 Angry Men. Carlson's credits include Manuscript, Last Easter, and The Goat. Easton won a Tony for The Invention of Love. Emerson is best known for starring Off-Broadway in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and he appeared opposite Kate Burton in Hedda Gabler on Broadway. Rogers' credits include Holiday and The Dazzle (for which he earned an Obie and Lucille Lortel Award). Schramm, best known for his role of Roy on the NBC sitcom Wings, was last seen on Broadway in London Assurance.

The NYTW season began last week with Spirit and will contnue with Will Power's The Seven, a large-scale hip-hop musical adaptation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes that is set to begin previews on January 17, 2006.