Here’s what I say to the girl who was burning so brightly Like the light from Orion above And still I will search for her nightly if you see her please send her my love And the boy was a boy for all seasons That boy is long lost to me now And the man has forgotten his reasons But the man still remembers his vow.
Two-time Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James and Emma Hunton will star in an industry reading of the new rock musical Something As Big As This on July 2. Written by Next to Normal alum Asa Somers, the reading will be directed by fellow Next to Normal vet Louis Hobson. Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Scott Wasserman will serve as musical directors.
Based on a real crime case, Something As Big As This is the story of three disparate lives and and how they become intertwined one fateful night in the dark corners of Central Park. In addition to d’Arcy James and Hunton, the cast will include Joyce van Patten (Rabbit Hole), Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy), Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal), Kingsley Leggs (Sister Act), Benjamin Schrader (The Book of Mormon), Wayne Duvall (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), F. Michael Haynie (Carrie), Jared Zirelli (Lysistrata Jones), Dennis Holland (The Music Man), Elyse Knight and Naama Potock.
It’s been more than three years since Next to Normal opened at Second Stage Theatre. Every member of that debut cast returned to the production at some point during its Broadway run, and now: two of the original six are bringing Next to Normal to cities across the country, two are leads in major upcoming Broadway musicals, one is receiving critical praise in a limited NYTW run, and one is filming a pilot for NBC.