Dave Musical, With Score by Nell Benjamin and Tom Kitt, Sets Arena Stage Premiere
Arena Stage will present the world premiere of the new musical Dave, inspired by the 1993 film starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. Dave will run July 13-August 19 at the Kreeger Theater at the Mead Center for American Theater.
Dave features a book by the late Thomas Meehan, as well as Nell Benjamin. The score features lyrics by Benjamin and music by Tom Kitt. Tina Landau will direct. The musical is based on the Warner Bros. motion picture by Gary Ross, and is presented by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Doshudo Productions, and Larger Than Life.
The musical tells the story of Dave Kovic, a high school teacher and presidential lookalike who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the president. When the president falls ill, Dave is thrust into the White House to avoid a national scandal.
Full casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.