Cast of When Pigs Fly to Reunite for One-Night Concert Benefiting Actors Fund
The canceled musical revival will finally perform for a New York audience.
The Actors Fund will host a benefit concert of last year's planned off-Broadway revival of When Pigs Fly, a production that was canceled before it got to play for an audience. The concert, which will reunite the cast members and creative team for one night only, will be held on April 9 at the Gerald Lynch Theatre at John Jay College.
The cast will feature Jordan Ahnquist, Taylor Crousore, Jacob Huffman, Brian Charles Rooney, and Frank Viveros. Mark Waldrop will direct, with choreography by Denis Jones and costumes by Bob Mackie. The one-night-only benefit will raise funds for the Actors Fund, the human services organization that helps members of the entertainment and performing arts industries.
When Pigs Fly is conceived by Waldrop and the late costume designer and playwright Howard Crabtree, with music by Dick Gallagher and lyrics by Waldrop. The story is described as follows: "When Howard – a mad genius costume designer with Ziegfeld-sized ambitions – flunks his high-school vocational test (apparently 'Broadway superstar' isn't a multiple-choice option for a five-year plan), he puts everything he has into his one true dream: putting on a show! With a song in his heart and some help from his friends, Howard's journey from non-starter to superstar is the larger-than-life, side-splitting party you've been waiting for!"
An off-Broadway revival was scheduled to play Stage42 in October 2017, but was canceled due to a shortfall in the show's investment.