Brian Charles Rooney joins the cast of When Pigs Fly.
Brian Charles Rooney joins the cast of When Pigs Fly.
(photo provided by Sam Rudy Media Relations)

When Pigs Fly, conceived by Howard Crabtree and Mark Waldrop, with book and lyrics by Waldrop and music by Dick Gallagher, will be returning to the off-Broadway stage. Directed by Waldrop, the production will play at Stage 42, with previews beginning October 6 and opening night set for October 30.

The cast will feature Jordan Ahnquist (Shear Madness), Taylor Crousore (Forbidden Broadway), Jacob Hoffman (I'll Be Damned), Brian Charles Rooney (Bedbugs!!!) and Frank Viveros (25th anniversary The Phantom of the Opera national tour). Cameron Mitchell Bell and Paul Sabala complete the cast and will cover all roles.

The plot of When Pigs Fly is described as follows: "In a hastily booked theater under renovation, Howard struggles to put on a lavish musical revue over numerous obstacles, including the near-mutiny of his cast, and the nagging memory of his high school guidance counselor, who told him he'd succeed 'when pigs fly.' Just when it seems all is lost, Howard realizes the problem isn't that he's gone too far — it's that he hasn't gone far enough."

The production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn) with costumes by legendary nine-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Mackie (The Carol Burnett Show). The design team will also include Adam Koch (scenic design), Julie Duro (lighting design), and Ian Wehrle (sound design).