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Far From Heaven

Closed June 30, 2013

Far From Heaven seeks to elucidate the big and disturbing emotions beneath Cathy's shiny, conformist surface

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See Far From Heaven?

In Far From Heaven, a new musical directed by Tony nominee Michael Greif, secret longings and forbidden desires stir beneath the facade of Cathy Whitaker's (Four-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara) suburban life. On the surface she seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother, however her world begins to unravel as she grapples with her identity in a society on the verge of upheaval.

Set in the 1950s, the musical is based on the 2002 Academy Award-nominated film of the same name and features an original score and songs written by Michael Korie and Scott Frankel. The book was written by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg who also wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Assembled Parties.

The production premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival last year and takes up residency at the Playwrights Horizons Theatre in May and June this year.

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Dates

Previews from: 8 May 2013

Opening night: 18 May 2013

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Contains adult themes

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Cast

Kelli O'Hara
J.B. Adams
Marinda Anderson
Nancy Anderson
Elainey Bass
Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Justin Scott Brown
Alma Cuervo
Korey Jackson
Isaiah Johnson
Jake Lucas
James Moye
Steven Pasquale
Julianna Rigoglioso
Sarah Jane Shanks
Tess Soltau
Mary Stout
Victor Wallace

Creative

Book by Richard Greenberg
Music by Scott Frankel
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Based on the Focus Features/Vulcan Productions motion picture written & directed by Todd Haynes
Choreographed by Alex Sanchez
Directed by Michael Greif

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