THE BLUE FLOWER, written by Jim Bauer andRuth Bauer, with choreography by Chase Brock and direction by Will Pomerantz, began previews on October 12 and officially opens tonight, November 9 at 6:30pm at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). For tickets or more information, please visit www.2ST.com.
THE BLUE FLOWER features Sebastian Arcelus (Buddy in Elf, Wicked, Jersey Boys), Marc Kudisch (Three-time Tony Award nominee for 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Meghan McGeary (The Blue Flower at A.R.T.), Joseph Medeiros (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Julia Osborne (National Tour of South Pacific), Graham Rowat (Guys and Dolls), Aaron Serotsky (August: Osage County), and Teal Wicks (Elphaba in Wicked).
Spanning two continents and half a century, the new musical, THE BLUE FLOWER, explores the romantic and tumultuous relationships between four young friends - three artists and a scientist - as they create a world of art, revolution, and passion amidst the turbulence and destruction of the World Wars.
THE BLUE FLOWER will feature scenic design by Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Ann Hould-Ward; lighting design by Donald Holder; sound design by Dan Moses Schreier; and projection design by Aaron Rhyne. The production will feature choreography by Chase Brock. The musical director is Dominick Amendum.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Sebastian Arcelus recently created the leading role of Buddy in the Broadway musical Elf. Sebastian's other Broadway credits include Jersey Boys, Wicked, Good Vibrations and Rent. He also recently starred in Lincoln Center Theater's Off-Broadway production of Happiness. Some regional and international credits include the world premiere of William Finn's Songs of Innocence and Experience (Williamstown, MA), Wicked (First National), The Full Monty (NSMT), Hamlet: A Rock Opera (Prague), West Side Story (Latin America), Miss Julie, Floyd Collins and Aida. His voice can also be heard on numerous television commercials and animated programs.
Marc Kudisch has been nominated for three Tony Awards for his performances in 9 to 5 (also Drama Desk nomination), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (also Outer Critics Circle nomination), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (also Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations). Other Broadway credits include The Apple Tree, Assassins (Drama Desk nomination), A Little Night Music (NYC Opera), Bells Are Ringing, The Wild Party, The Scarlet Pimpernel (3.0), High Society, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph...Dreamcoat. He has appeared at NYC Opera in The Pirates of Penzance and A Little Night Music and Off-Broadway in The Glorious Ones, The Minister's Wife, and See What I Wanna See (Drama Desk nomination), among many others. Recent regional work includes The Witches of Eastwick (Signature, Helen Hayes Award), Summer and Smoke (Hartford), Zorba (Reprise!, L.A. Outer Critics, Ovation nominations), A Little Night Music (L.A. Opera). Film/TV: "Sex and the City," "Late Night w/Letterman," "ATWT," "Break In" (Lifetime), "Bye Bye Birdie."