Lone Star Love, a new musical comedy starring Academy Award-nominee Randy Quaid in his Broadway debut as Colonel John Falstaff, will open on Broadway on Monday, December 3rd at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street, East of Broadway). Previews will begin Thursday, November 1st.
Lone Star Love marks the Broadway debut of Golden Globe Award-winning actor Randy Quaid. He has starred in numerous films including The Last Picture Show, Midnight Express, The Last Detail, and the upcoming Real Time, Gary the Tennis Coach and the Milos Forman directed Goya's Ghosts, in which he undertakes the role of King Carlos IV of Spain. On television, Quaid's portrayals include the psychologically complex Lyndon Baines Johnson and the larger-than-life Colonel Tom Parker. His previous stage credits include Shakespeare in the Park's The Golem and Sam Shepard's True West and God of Hell in which he originated the starring role.
The Broadway production will follow a limited engagement at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle from September 8th – 30th.
Tony Awar- nominee Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde) and three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, The Will Rogers Follies) will star as Frank Ford and Margaret Anne Page respectively. Complete casting, schedule and ticket information will be announced shortly.
Directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner, Lone Star Love is conceived by John L. Haber, with a book by Haber and Robert Horn and a foot-stomping score by Red Clay Rambler Jack Herrick. John Rando is on board as Creative Supervisor for the production.
The show will be produced on Broadway by Avenue A Productions, Robert Boyett Theatricals, Edmund and Eleanor Burke, Rusty and Susan Carter, Jon and Jeanne Cutler, Michael Speyer and Bernie Abrams, and Daisy Theatricals. Executive Producer is Mary Ann Anderson, and Linda Wright and the late Frederic B. Vogel are Associate Producers. Roger Gindi is General Manager.
"Lone Star Love is inspired by Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor transplanted to the Wild West shortly after the Civil War. Confederate 'Colonel John' Falstaff works his charms on the wives of two wealthy cattle ranchers, with an eye on their husbands' land and money. Featured on stage are members of The Red Clay Ramblers – who won a special 1999 Tony Award for Fool Moon," state press notes.
The show's creative team includes Derek McLane (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Ken Billington & Paul Miller (lighting) and Tom Morse (sound). Barry Moss is Casting Director, Jack Herrick is Musical Director and Ken Lundie is Associate Musical Director.
An earlier version of Lone Star Love presented by Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Director, Rosetta LeNoire, Founder) played a highly successful limited engagement Off-Broadway as part of the 2004-05 season under Michael Bogdanov's direction. A cast album was recorded and released by PS Classics.
For more information, visit www.5thavenue.org. Visit www.psclassics.com to order the Off-Broadway cast album of Lone Star Love.