Bruce Willis (Moonlighting, Die Hard, Misery on Broadway) will step into a producer role with Must, a new play by Charles Cissel that he and the Burgess Group announced today. The play will receive a limited off-Broadway engagement October 30-November 19 at the Theatre at St. Clement's, with the official opening set for November 6.
Cissel's play is described as follows: "In the New Mexican desert, on the night before his murder, Billy the Kid is restless and alone. As he reflects on the relationships that have informed his life, he conjures his mother, his lover, Sheriff Pat Garrett and the man he thinks might be his father. Through memories, visions and feverish dreams, he confronts each of them. As he gains real insight into their lives and struggles, he discovers how he went from being a normal kid in New York City to being the notorious gunfighter Billy the Kid. At sunrise, he MUST face Garrett with this newfound understanding of life, purpose and infamy."
Directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman, the cast of Must features Brendan Dooling (TV's The Carrie Diaries) as Billy the Kid, John Clarence Stewart (TV's Gotham) as Pat Garrett, Meredith Antoian (TV's Here We Wait) as Luisa, Mark Elliot Wilson (We Need to Talk About Kevin) as McCarty, and Sally Ann Triplett (Finding Neverland) as Catherine.
The creative team includes Alexander Woodward (scenic design), Zach Blane (lighting design), Brooke Cohen Brown (costume design), Emma Wilk (sound design), and Chad Eric Murnane, CSA (casting). Fred Zollo, the Tony Award-winning producer of Once, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, and other highly acclaimed shows, assisted in the development of the production.
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