Olyphant native and Broadway star Judy McLane has lined up her next job.
The longtime “Mamma Mia!” actress will perform in the upcoming off-Broadway show “Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn,” according to Playbill. The show will begin previews Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the A.R.T./New York Theatre and will then run from Thursday, Jan. 23, through Feb. 16.
“The wild spoof of Shakespeare’s classic tale finds Romeo in 1960 Brooklyn, chasing a girl he believes is his beloved Juliet,” Broadway.com wrote. “But it’s actually Bernadette, the beautiful, foul-mouthed daughter of a crime family.”
Nikita Burshteyn, Anna Kostakis, Carlos Lopez, Michael Marotta, Pascal Pastrana, Ari Raskin, Troy Valjean Rucker, Zach Schanne and Viet Vo will star alongside McLane, Playbill noted.
The musical song’s will be based on classic Italian melodies, Broadway.com reported, with a book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman. Justin Ross Cohen will direct and choreograph the show, according to Playbill.
For more information, visit AmasMusical.org.
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