A Look at Laura Osnes, Will Swenson, and More in Blueprint Specials
Part of the Under The Radar festival, Blueprint Specials plays through January 11 aboard the Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space museum.
Directed by Tom Ridgely and starring Laura Osnes and Will Swenson, Blueprint Specials looks back to the summer of 1944 when, engulfed by a war spread across three continents, the US Army made a foray into some unlikely territory: producing Broadway-style musicals. These artifacts were designed for soldiers to put on in the field as a way to boost morale. Now this unique production brings the Blueprint Specials, for the first time since World War II, to the hangar deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum.
The cast also features Quinn Mattfeld, Jenny Florkowski, Emily McAleesejergins, James Edward Becton, Hanna Cheek, Kevin Townley. Michael Acevedo, Brad Bong, Adrienne Brammer, Hugh Cha, Jennean Farmer, Sandra Lee, Kayonnia Rollins, Nelly Saviñon, Robert Soto, Sade Thomas, Mark Banik, Kate Berman, Lyndsey Brown, Taylor Crousore, Ethan Hardy, Kurt Hellerich, Melissa Rose Hirsch, Rich Hollman, Dea Julien, Erica Page, Eddie Rodriguez, Kelsey Shaw, Mandy Striph, and Jennifer Joan Thompson.
The production includes original choreography by José Limón, music director Sonny Paladino, choreography by Patrick McCollum, scenic and costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Simon Cleveland, sound design by Josh Millican, and properties supervisor Eitan Negri.