James Edward Becton
Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017October 25
👤by BWW News Desk
Waterwell announced today the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely.
We are writing to offer you the role of MIKE in BLUEPRINT SPECIALS.
Producer: Waterwell in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival
Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser
Book: Arnold M. Auerbach
Original Choreography: José Limón
Director: Tom Ridgely
Music Director: Sonny Paladino
Choreographer: Patrick McCollum
MIKE – M. 30s-40s. An antagonistic sergeant. Loud and overbearing. Other soldiers, dancers, etc., as cast.
Rehearsals: December 7 - January 5, 2017 (Off: Dec. 23 - 26 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 1)
Performances: January 6 - January 11, 2017
Location: Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum, W 46th St & 12th Ave
5 weeks -
During WWII, the Army commissioned a series of Broadway-style musicals called the Blueprint Specials. Designed for soldiers to put on in the field to boost morale, it was created by a virtual Who’s Who of American entertainers, including composer Pvt. Frank Loesser, writer Pvt. Arnold M. Auerbach and choreographer Pvt. José Limón. Tuneful, subversive and disarmingly witty, the Blueprint Special offers a fresh and surprising look at the intersection of conflict and culture.
Please let us know if you have any questions and, if you would like to accept, your availability starting December 7th.
Thanks and very best,