The Honeymooners to Have World Premiere at Goodspeed Musicals
Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton will come to East Haddam, Connecticut, along with Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide.
Goodspeed Musicals will present a 2015 season filled with the classic musicals Guys and Dolls and La Cage aux Folles, as well as the brand-new stage version of the classic television series The Honeymooners.
Guys and Dolls, the story of a gambler's quest to take a missionary on a date to Havana to win a bet, will run from April 10-June 20, 2015, under the direction of Don Stephenson. Stephenson is the son-in-law of late Guys and Dolls composer Frank Loesser, who cowrote the show with Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It's based on characters and a story by iconic writer Damon Runyon.
Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's La Cage aux Folles will play from June 26-September 6, 2015, under the direction of Rob Ruggerio. Inspired by the play of the same title by Jean Poiret, the musical follows a gay couple on the French Riviera who must hide their true identity to appease the conservative parents of their son's new fiancée.
Last up is the world premiere of The Honeymooners, running from September 18-November 29, 2015. Directed by John Rando, the musical features a score by Stephen Weiner and Peter Mills, with a book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss. It follows Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton, who win a high profile jingle contest and are thrust into the world of Madison Avenue where they find themselves choosing between success and friendship. A workshop will be held in New York on November 7.
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