Havana Music Hall Previews Its World-Premiere Production
Maria Torres directs Richard Kagan and Carmen Pelaez's musical at the Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre's world-premiere musical Havana Music Hall has released new promo photos in advance of its run beginning October 10. Opening night is set for Friday, October 19, for a run through November 18.
John Herrera (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Linedy Genao (On Your Feet!) will lead the cast, joined by Alexander Pimentel, Isbelia Duran, Rodrigo De la Rosa, Phillip Andrew Santiago, Bruno Faria, Elaine Flores, Anissa Gathers, Jorge Barranco, Angely Carucci, Sarita Colon, Michael Focas, Hector Fortun, Christopher Hernandez, Lauren Horgan, Macia McGeorge, Jane Papageorge, and Robbie Smith.
Havana Music Hall features music, lyrics, and original story by Richard Kagan and a book by Carmen Pelaez. It is described as follows: "Set in 1958 Cuba, the highly anticipated new musical tells the story of husband-and-wife musical team Rolando and Ramona Calderon, who are on the verge of breaking through to the world's stage when the Cuban Revolution tears apart the only life they've ever known. Almost 60 years later, the couple tries to forget the past in the now-devastated Havana Music Hall, but others won't let them."
Directed by Maria Torres, the creative team includes Cuban musicologist Jose "Perico" Hernandez (lyric translation), Larry Blank (music supervisor), Brian Murphy (music director), Carmen Rivera (dramaturg), Paul Tate dePoo III (set design), and Ann Closs-Farley (costume design).