Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Sara Jean Ford, and Fuschia! Rehearse Sousatzka
The new Garth Drabinsky musical is written by Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire.
Rehearsal photos have been released from the Garth Drabinsky production of Sousatzka. The new musical is written by three-time Tony Award-nominated book writer Craig Lucas (An American in Paris) and the legendary composing team of Tony Award winner Richard Maltby Jr. and Academy Award winner David Shire (Big). Directed by Adrian Noble (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Sousatzka will begin performances on February 25 at Toronto's Elgin Theatre and officially open on March 23. The limited pre-Broadway engagement is scheduled to run through April 9.
Sousatzka will star Tony Award winner Victoria Clark (Gigi), Tony Award nominee Montego Glover (It Shoulda Been You), Tony Award winner Judy Kaye (Cinderella), and Jordan Barrow. The cast of 47 Canadian and American performers also includes principals Ryan Allen, Sara Jean Ford, Fuschia!, John Hillner, Virginia Preston, Christianne Tisdale, and Nick Wyman.
The impressive ensemble includes Jewelle Blackman, Ben Bogen, Karen Burthwright, Mark Cassius, Janelle Cooper, Réjean Cournoyer, Alvin Crawford, Saccha Dennis, Bernard Dotson, Rebecca Eichenberger, Shiloh Goodin, Kira Guloien, Mary Gutzi, Tevyn Hill, Jordan Fife Hunt, Erin Lamar, Erin Lecroy, James Levesque, Hailey Lewis, David Lindo-Reid, Monique Lund, Alison Mccaughney, Cory O'Brien, Travis Pratt, Mya Puryear, Jack Rennie, Tim Shew, Jamal Shuriah, David Silvestri, Kaden Stephen, Eva Tavares, Tryphena Wade, Charles Wallace, J.D. Webster and Jonathan Winsby.
Based on the novel Madame Sousatzka by Bernice Rubens, Sousatzka, set in London, England in 1982, tells the story of a young musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past.
Sousatzka's creative and design dream team includes Tony Award winner Anthony Ward (scenic design), Tony Award winner Paul Tazwell (costume design), two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jonathan Driscoll (projection design), Grammy Award winner Martin Levan (sound design), and Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick (orchestrations). Choreography will be by Tony Award nominee Graciela Daniele.