Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner, in conjunction with San Francisco’s SHN, have today announced principal casting for the pre-Broadway engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY – The Cole Porter Musical, the new musical premiering as part of SHN’s 2016-2017 Season this summer.
Newcomer Stephanie Styles and Broadway favorite Drew Gehling (Waitress) will take on the iconic roles portrayed by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the classic film, with Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful) and TV and stage star Sara Chase (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) rounding out the principal casting.
Based on Paramount Pictures Corporation’s 1953 Academy Award-winning film that starred Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, ROMAN HOLIDAY – The Cole Porter Musical has a book by Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman and Paul Blake, and features such unforgettable Cole Porter songs as “Night and Day,” “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye,” and “Easy to Love.”
In the midst of a whirlwind tour of European capitals, a young princess yearns to experience life – to explore the world beyond diplomatic dinners and Royal balls.
Enter an American reporter, who, almost overnight, goes from covering the royal family to covering up her great escape.
And in the span of 24 unforgettable hours, they discover the magic of Rome, the promise of love, and a secret they will share forever.
Directed by Beautiful’s Marc Bruni, the new musical will play SHN’s Golden Gate Theatre (1 Taylor Street, San Francisco) beginning May 23, 2017, and run through June 18, 2017 ahead of a fall 2017 Broadway opening.
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