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Glory Days Closes on Opening Night

Andrew C. Call, Jesse JP Johnson, Adam Halpin,
and Steven Booth in Glory Days
(© Scott Suchman)
The musical Glory Days, which opened May 6 at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre, also played its final performance the same night. At the time of its closing, the show had played 17 previews and one regular performance.

The musical by composer-lyricist Nick Blaemire and book writer James Gardiner premiered at Arlington, VA's Signature Theatre earlier this year, with both that run and the Broadway effort directed by Eric Shaeffer.

The show is about four high school buddies reuniting for the first time about a year after graduation. While they banded together for mutual support during high school, they find that they've now changed.

The cast featured Steven Booth (Will), Andrew C. Call (Andy), Adam Halpin (Skip), and Jesse JP Johnson (Jack), all of whom played their roles at the Signature. The creative team included James Kronzer (scenic design), Sasha Ludwig-Siegel (costume design), Mark Lanks (lighting design), and Peter Hylenski (sound design), with vocal arrangements by Blaemire and Jesse Vargas and arrangements and orchestrations by Vargas.

In his review of the show for TheaterMania, David Finkle wrote, "some may consider the whole enterprise laughably inconsequential, while others may very well decide Glory Days is not only a likable undertaking, but even a valiant one."