We just heard about the premiere of the new musical Glimpses of the Moon. This Jazz Age musical (based on the Edith Wharton novel) will have its world premiere Monday, January 21 at the famed Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel for an eight-week run (through March 10th), with performances every Monday at 8 p.m.
Set in 1922, an age of anything but innocence, Glimpses of the Moon follows the jazzy whirl of Manhattan society, from champagne-soaked dinner parties to luxurious vacation cottages. With plenty of friends, but little money, Susy Branch and her friend Nick Lansing devise a clever scheme to live beyond their means. They’ll marry and live off the wedding gifts, while they help one another trade up to suitable millionaires. The plan works perfectly – until they fall in love.
It stars Patti Murin (Susy) & Stephen Plunkett (Nick).
The show is directed by Marc Bruni (Assoc. Director of Legally Blonde and Grease) and features a terrific cast of six. The music is composed by John Mercurio. Book and lyrics by Tajlei Levis.
Each performance will also showcase a special guest in a star turn as a cabaret singer from the 20’s. Tony-nominee Liz Larsen is scheduled for the January 21st opening. Tony-winner Alison Fraser joins the cast on March 10th. And soap star Susan Lucci on Feb 25!
For tickets, please call (212) 419-9331 or email: BMCGURN@algonquinhotel.com