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Eden Espinosa to Lead World Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's Rain

Espinosa will star in the new musical from Giant authors LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson.

Eden Espinosa will star in Rain, a new musical by Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson.

A host of Broadway veterans will star in the world premiere of Rain, a new musical by Tony-nominated Giant collaborators Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson. Directed by Barry Edelstein, the production will run March 24-May 1 at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre.

Inspired by a 1921 story by W. Somerset Maugham, Rain follows a group of people stranded in a hotel on Western Samoa in 1924, who are scandalized with the arrival of Sadie, a prostitute. When a missionary sets out to reform her, his secrets are slowly revealed.

Eden Espinosa (Wicked) will head the company as Sadie Thompson, a role played in screen adaptations by the likes of Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Joan Crawford. She will be joined by (in alphabetical order) Marie-France Arcilla, Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis (Once), Jeremy Davis, Betsy Morgan (First Daughter Suite), Rusty Ross, Mike Sears, Tally Sessions (School of Rock), and Jared Zirilli (Lysistrata Jones).

The creative team includes Patrick McCollum (movement), J. Oconer Navarro (music director), Bruce Coughlin (orchestrations), Mark Wendland (scenic design), Katherine Roth (costume design), Russell H. Champa (lighting design), and Ken Travis (sound design).

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