Full Cast, Creative Team Set for Paper Mill's A Wonderful Life
The show is based on the classic famed Frank Capra film It's a Wonderful Life, about George Bailey, a small-town banker who contemplates suicide but finds life is worth living thanks to the intervention of Clarence, an unlikely angel determined to get his wings. Raposo, who died in 1989, wrote the music and is best known for being one of the creators of Sesame Street. Harnick, who write book and lyrics, won Tony Awards for Fiorello! and Fiddler on the Roof, and was nominated for She Loves Me, The Apple Tree, and The Rothschilds.
The show's cast will also include J.B. Adams, Sean Martin Hingston, Dale Radunz, Kevin Bernard, Robert Creighton, Jan Passano, Ed Romanoff, Jessica Mary Murphy, Jerry Galante, Emilie Dupree, Kellie Drinkhahn, Jeremy Davis, Todd Horman, Jean Marie, Allison Couture, Cynthia Lee Heim, Marisa Malanga, Sophia Rudin, Nigel Columbus, Adrian Pena, Erin Henry, Daniel Marconi, Jacqueline Colmer, Lucy Grebin, Matt Condello, and Natalie Loftin.
The creative team includes Charlie Smith (sets), Gail Baldoni (costumes), Richard Winkler (lighting), Randy Hansen (sound), and Tom Helm (musical direction). Brennan has directed the Paper Mill productions of She Loves Me, Noises Off, The Sound of Music, and Crazy for You. Blankenbuehler will choreograph the upcoming Broadway revival of The Apple Tree.