John Doyle to Direct Workshop of B’way-Bound August Rush Musical

first_imgJohn Doyle Tony winner John Doyle will direct an industry workshop of August Rush, a Broadway-bound musical adaptation of the 2007 film. As previously reported, the tuner features a book and lyrics by Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’s Glen Berger and a score by Grammy winner Mark Mancina, who also composed the movie’s music. The cast of the closed-door workshop will include Tony nominees Terrence Mann and Isabel Keating, as well as Alexander Gemignani. It is set to take place on December 9 and 10.August Rush follows a musically gifted orphan who runs away from his New York foster home in search of his birth parents. On his journey, he’s taken under the wing of a street maestro named Wizard (a role created on film by Robin Williams), who discovers his musical genius, names him “August Rush,” and devises a plan to profit from his talent. All the while, unbeknownst to August, his parents are searching for him too. The film includes the Oscar-nominated song “Raise It Up” by Mancina.In addition to Mann, Keating and Gemignani, the cast of the December workshop will include Ethan Kusidman, Joe Carroll, Sydney Shepherd, Mark Jacoby, Deandre Sevon, Will Connolly, Grace Capeless, Lisa Helmi Johanson, Brandon Ellie, Lulu Fall, Nkrumah Gatling, Nathan Koci, Shaina Taub and Elisa Winter. View Commentslast_img

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