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42nd Street Moon Adds Shadows of Pompeii, Craig Jessup Sings Noel Coward to 2009 Season

Craig Jessup
Craig Jessup

42nd Street Moon has announced changes to its 2009 Spring season. It will replace the previously announced The Great Revues with the new musical, Shadows of Pompeii, set to play the Eureka Theatre, April 16-26. Dianna Shuster will direct.

Written by Bay Area playwright R.C. Staab, with music and lyrics by Tony nominee Keith Herrmann, the show is about Romans living in the seaside village of Pompeii in AD 79 at the foot of Mount Vesuvius.

In addition, 42nd Street Moon will present four performances (also at the Eureka) of Craig Jessup Sings Noel Coward (April 5-12), the cabaret performer’s one-man musical consisting primarily of Coward’s own words, extracted from diaries, interviews and his many hit songs and comedies.

The 2008/09 season will also include the previously announced High Spirits, based on Coward’s sparkling comedy Blithe Spirit (March 19-April 12) and Maureen McVerry in Cy Coleman’s Wildcat in May.

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Closed: April 26, 2009