A Catered Affair To Open on Broadway on April 17; More Casting Announced
The musical has a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and a score by John Bucchino. It is based on the film The Catered Affair, adapted by Gore Vidal from the teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Set in the Bronx during 1953, the musical follows a couple who must decide whether to spend their life savings on a family business or to launch their only daughter's marriage with a lavish wedding.
Joining previously announced stars Faith Prince, Tom Wopat, Harvey Fierstein and Leslie Kritzer are Philip Hoffman, Katie Klaus, Heather MacRae, Lori Wilner, and Kristine Zbornik. The role of Ralph is yet to be cast. Wopat will play Tom Hurley; Prince will star as his wife, Aggie Hurley, the mother of the bride; Fierstein will play her brother, Winston; and Kritzer will play bride-to-be Jane.