Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott will open at the American Airlines Theatre in place of the indefinitely postponed Lips Together, Teeth Apart. The critically acclaimed musical by Dick Scanlan & Sherie Rene Scott is directed by Michael Mayer.
Everyday Rapture will begin performances on April 19th, 2010 and open officially on April 29th, 2010 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This is a limited engagement through July 11th, 2010.
Everyday Rapture will be the final production of Roundabout Theatre Company's 2009-2010 season.
Everyday Rapture is the story of a young woman's psycho-sexual-spiritual journey on the rocky path that separates her mostly Mennonite past from her mostly Manhattan future. Her life takes her from the cornfields of Kansas to the clover fields of New York (with a disturbing detour through YouTube). Everyday Rapture also features songs made famous by David Byrne, Roberta Flack, Mister Rogers, The Supremes, Tom Waits, U2 and Judy Garland.
The cast features Eamon Foley, Lindsay Mendez and Betsy Wolfe.
The artistic team includes: Choreography by Michele Lynch, orchestrations & arrangements by Tom Kitt, music supervision by Michael Rafter and music direction by Marco Paguia. The design team includes Christine Jones (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kevin Adams (Lights), Brian Ronan (Sound) and Darrel Maloney (Projections).
Everyday Rapture premiered at Second Stage on May 3rd, 2009. Due to unanimous critical acclaim, the production was extended twice beyond its limited engagement.
Michael Mayer has directed the following productions at the Roundabout: After the Fall (2004), An Almost Holy Picture (2002), Uncle Vanya (2000), The Lion In Winter (1999), A View From The Bridge (1997), Side Man (1998). He is also represented on Broadway this season by another new musical, American Idiot.
The Everyday Rapture cast album will be released in May 2010 on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 2nd and be available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street). To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300. Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $116.50.
Everyday Rapture will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
Sherie Rene Scott (Performer, Co-Author) has appeared in The Little Mermaid (original Broadway cast), Landscape of the Body (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League honor), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations.; Drama League honor), Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (Derwent Award, Drama League honor), Tommy (Original Broadway Cast), Rent, The Last Five Years (Drama Desk nomination, Drama League honor), Debbie Does Dallas, Randy Newman's Faust, Kander & Ebb's Over and Over (Helen Hayes nomination). She is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse. With husband Kurt Deutsch, she co-founded the Grammy Award Winning record label Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records (sh-k-boom.com), which has produced more than 70 albums, receiving six Grammy nominations and a Drama Desk and New York Musical Festival Awards for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings. Sherie is honored to be working with Roundabout for the first time.