Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - THE MUSICAL!
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by BWW News Desk
From composer and lyricist Ben Toth and Sam Forman and book writer Jeff Arch, Sleepless In Seattle – The Musical, will be directed by Lonny Price, with Eric Stern as musical director, in its premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse in June, 2013. The musical's Facebook page just released the artwork for the show. Check it out below!
Sleepless will have its World Premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Charles Dillingham, Interim Executive Director) in June, 2013, produced by David Shor. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Single ticket on sale date and prices will be announced at a later date.
Sleepless centers around Sam, a widower and single father. When Sam's son, Jonah calls into a talk radio program looking for a new mother, Sam ends up getting on the phone and laments about his lost love. Thousands of miles away in Baltimore, Annie hears the program and immediately falls in love with Sam, despite the fact that she has never met him and that she is engaged to another man. Believing they are meant to be together, Annie sets out for Seattle to meet Sam, who, meanwhile, contends with an onslaught of letters from available women equally touched by his phone call.
Book writer Jeff Arch penned the film's original story and co-wrote the screenplay, sharing 1994 Oscar, BAFTA and WGA nominations with Nora Ephron and David Ward. The American Film Institute (AFI) lists Sleepless in Seattle among the Top 10 best romantic comedies of all time and the film grossed over 227 million dollars worldwide. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, four MTV Movie Awards, one Writers Guild of America Award, and won an American Comedy Award and a Casting Society of America Award. Sleepless In Seattle is based on the 1957 film "An Affair To Remember" starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.