Josh Lamon and Adam Racey to Lead Road Show at Signature Theatre
Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Road Show directed by Gary Griffin (Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas, Signature's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum). Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical, about the real-life Mizner brothers and their quest for the ever elusive American dream, was praised as "fierce, funny, lean and heartbreaking" by the Chicago Sun-Times when Griffin's production premiered at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2014. Road Show will run from February 16 - March 13 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre.
"Road Show marks the 26th production of a Sondheim musical at Signature," said Eric Schaeffer, Signature Theatre Artistic Director. "I'm thrilled that Gary Griffin is bringing his acclaimed staging of Sondheim's latest musical to Signature. His unique take on this show, which was a critically-acclaimed hit in Chicago, promises to delight audiences."
Griffin's Chicago Shakespeare Theatre production of Road Show was "highly recommended" by the Chicago Sun-Times and heralded as a "quietly profound production not to be missed" by The Chicago Tribune.
The production will star Josh Lamon (Broadway's Finding Neverland) as Addison Mizner and Noah Racey (Broadway's Curtains) as Wilson Mizner. Lamon and Racey are joined by Erin Driscoll (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George), Sherri L. Edelen (Signature's Cake Off, Gypsy), Stefan Kempski, Jason Labrador, Jake Mahler (Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Road Show), Dan Manning (Broadway's Ragtime, Signature's The Fix), Angela Miller (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George), Matt Schleigh (Ford's Freedom's Song) and Bobby Smith (Signature's West Side Story, The Fix).
The creative team includes Musical Direction by Jon Kalbfleisch; Scenic Design by Scott Davis; Costume Design by Ivania Stack; Lighting Design by Joel Sheir; Sound Design by Lane Elms; Wig Design by Anne Nesmith; Production Stage Manager Kerry Epstein; and Assistant Stage Managers Kristen Harris.
Based on the real-life Mizner siblings, Road Show follows the dreamer and the schemer's quest for the ever elusive, shape-shifting American dream. From the Klondike gold rush to India, Hawaii, Guatemala, New York and finally the real-estate boon of Florida's Boca Raton, the dazzling pace scours not only the map, but also forty years of boom-and-bust and brotherly love (or hate).