Robert Creighton's Cagney Opens at the Westside Theatre
The new musical explores the life of film icon James Cagney.
Featuring a book by Peter Colley (The Donnelly) and music and lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern (Fame), Cagney tells the story of legendary stage and screen star James Cagney, following the actor from his humble beginnings in New York City's Lower East Side through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man to his superstardom in Hollywood.
Directed by Bill Castellino and with choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, the show's six-member cast is led by Broadway veteran and original star Robert Creighton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) in the title role. He is joined by his original off-Broadway cast members Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, and Ellen Zolezzi.
The creative team includes James Morgan (set), Chip Schoonmaker (costumes), Michael Gilliam (lights), Janie Bullard (sound), and Mark Pirolo (projections).