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A Walk on the Moon, starring Katie Braybenm and Jonah Platt, Opens at A.C.T.

This world-premiere musical adapts the 1999 film starring Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen.

Jonah Platt stars in A Walk on the Moon, opening tonight at American Conservatory Theater.
(© David Gordon)

A Walk on the Moon opens tonight at American Conservatory 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 star in the musical.

Under the direction of Sheryl Kaller, the creative team includes 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).

The play is described as follows: "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."

Performances continue through July 1.

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