George Chakiris, Donna McKechnie, and More Set for Christopher Gattelli's In Your Arms
The dance musical features a score by Stephen Flaherty.
Coconceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, and directed and choreographed by Tony winner Gattelli (The King and I), the piece uses dance to tell several different stories crossing various eras and cultures. It features written by acclaimed dramatists Douglas Carter Beane (Shows for Days), Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics), Christopher Durang (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Carrie Fisher (Postcards from the Edge), David Henry Hwang (Chinglish), Rajiv Joseph (Guards at the Taj), Terrence McNally (Mothers and Sons), Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden), Lynn Nottage (Ruined), and Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy). Tony Award-winner Flaherty (Ragtime) provides the music, with his collaborator Lynn Ahrens contributing lyrics to the show's title song.
The company is headed by Academy Award winner George Chakiris (West Side Story) and Tony winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line), alongside Marija Juliette Abney (After Midnight), Stephen Bienskie (Silence! The Musical), Henry Byalikov (Burn the Floor), Claire Camp (Flashdance The Musical), Spencer Clark (The Winter's Tale), Jeremy Davis (South Pacific), Jenn Harris (Silence! The Musical), Jess LeProtto (Newsies), Adesola Osakalumi (Fela!), Karine Plantadit (After Midnight), Hayley Podschun (Chaplin), Jonathan Sharp (Fiddler on the Roof), Ryan Steele (Newsies), Brendon Stimson (Newsies), Alex Michael Stoll (West Side Story), Samantha Sturm (Matilda the Musical), Oscar Valero (Fuerza), Erica Wong (Ballet Theatre of Maryland), and Lyrica Woodruff (Little Dancer).
The creative team includes Derek McLane (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Olivia Sebesky (projection design), Michael Starobin (orchestrator), Steven Malone (music director), Larry Reed/ShadowLight (shadow sequence design).
In Your Arms was first presented in a 2014 workshop during New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. The Old Globe production runs September 16-October 25 with an official opening on September 24. Click here for more information and tickets.