Marc Acito and Jeffrey Stock's A Room with a View Musical Added to Old Globe's 2011-2012 Season, Scott Schwartz to Direct
Based on the novel by E.M. Forster, and featuring a book by Marc Acito, music by Jeffrey Stock and lyrics by Acito and Stock, the piece tells the story of Lucy Honeychurch, a sheltered English girl, who, after meeting freethinking George Emerson in Tuscany, glimpses a world of longing and passion she had never imagined. Upon her return to her corseted Edwardian life, she must decide if can once again yield to convention.
Acito's other stage work includes Birds of a Feather, Holidazed, and Bastard Jones. In addition, he is the author of the novels How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship and Musical Theater andAttack of the Theater People.
Stock composed the score for the Broadway musical Triumph of Love and contributed to the off-Broadway show Songs From an Unmade Bed. Among his other works are the symphonic and choral piece Lulie the Iceberg, the operetta The Voice of Temperance, and the opera Lodovico.
As previously announced, the theater's season will also include Some Lovers by Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater; Nobody Loves You by Gaby Alter and Itamar Moses, The Scottsboro Boys, by John Kander, Fred Ebb and David Thompson; Somewhere by Matthew Lopez; The Recommendation by Jonathan Caren; The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O'Brien; Dividing the Estate by Horton Foote; and Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill.