TheaterMania Logo
Home link
Theater News

Cast, Creative Team Announced for A.C.T. World Premiere of A Walk on the Moon

The new musical is based on the 1999 film starring Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen.

Jonah Platt will star in American Conservatory Theater's world premiere of the new musical A Walk on the Moon.
(© David Gordon)

American Conservatory Theater has announced the initial casting and creative team for its world-premiere production of the new musical A Walk on the Moon, running June 6-July 1 at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater.

Olivier Award winner Katie Brayben (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Brigid O'Brien, Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods), Jonah Platt (Wicked), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!), Nick Sacks (Dear Evan Hansen), Jeffrey Brian Adams, Monique Hafen, Molly Hager, Nina Kissinger, and Ariela Morgenstern will star in the musical. Additional casting will be announced later.

Under the direction of Sheryl Kaller, the creative team will include Josh Prince (choreographer), Donyale Werle (scenic designer), Linda Cho (costume designer), Robert Wierzel (lighting designer), Leon Rothenberg (sound designer), Tal Yarden (projection designer), Greg Kenna (music director), Michael Starobin (orchestrations), AnnMarie Milazzo (vocal arrangements), and Matt DiCarlo (production stage manager).

Adapted from the 1999 film of the same name starring Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen, A Walk on the Moon features music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman with a book and additional lyrics by Pamela Gray (the screenwriter of the 1999 film). It is described as follows in a press release: "In the summer of '69, America is on the brink of change. In the cities, crowds are protesting the Vietnam War. In the skies, Apollo 11 is speeding toward the first moon landing. And at a Catskills resort near Woodstock, New York, Jewish housewife Pearl Kantrowitz is busy balancing her rebellious teenage daughter, her overworked television repairman husband, and her daily mah-jongg game. But when Pearl meets a free-thinking traveling salesman, she undergoes a unique transformation, awakening a newfound spirit of exploration and sexuality."