"Forever Plaid"
Returns to Boston!

Performances Begin June 15 at Stuart Street Playhouse

The highly celebrated musical comedy, "Forever Plaid," will make its return to Boston this summer, playing Tuesday, June 15, through Sunday, July 25, at the Stuart Street Playhouse/2nd Stage. 

This harmoniously goofy revue centers on four male singers killed in a car crash in 1964 on the way to their first big concert, only to be miraculously revived forty years later for the chance to perform the show that never was. 

Created by Stuart Ross, "Forever Plaid" features the "Plaids," four young men who sing in close harmony, squabble boyishly and execute outlandish choreography to the tune of nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. 

Dale Sandish will direct this revival of the original New York City production, with musical direction by Jonathan Goldberg.  Produced by Standing O Productions in association with Robert Foley, the Boston production will feature musical arrangements by James Raitt. Sandish originated the role of Frankie in the Boston premiere at the Park Plaza Hotel.  He last performed in Boston at The Wang Theatre as Harold Bride in the National Touring Company of "Titanic."

Playing Sparky, Miguel Cervantes has been performing in the Boston area for the past two years.   He delivered an award-winning performance playing the title role in "Bat Boy: the Musical" at SpeakEasy Stage Co.   Other local credits include Robbie Fay in "A Man of No Importance" and William in "Gigolo Confessions of Balle Breag." He recently appeared off-Broadway in "Fanny," his fourth production with the York Theatre.  He was also involved in the Theaterworks workshop of a new musical by Lawrence O'Keefe (the writer of "Bat Boy") which is scheduled to have a full production in New York later this year.
Andrew Giordano, as Jinx, made his Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard," starring Betty Buckley, George Hearn and Alice Ripley.  He also played Tony Candolino opposite Leslie Uggams in Terrance McNally's Tony Award winning, "Master Class."  Locally, Giordano played Young Scrooge this past Christmas at the Cutler Majestic Theater in the Trinity Repertory Company's adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" starring Stacy Keach. 

Adam Souza, playing Frankie, has off-Broadway credits that include "Summer of '42" (pre-recorded soloist). Regionally, Souza was seen as Dick Wilkins in "A Christmas Carol" at North Shore Music Theatre, and in the ensembles of "George M!" and "Brigadoon" with Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut.  A recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory, he lists among his favorite roles: Booth in "Assassins," Malvolio in "Twelfth Night," Saul in "Rags," Dr. Craven in "The Secret Garden" and Vinnie in "The Screams of Kitty Genovese.”  Souza also sang with the Boston Pops in their salute to Richard Rodgers. 
Playing Smudge, Logan Benedict just finished his BFA in Musical Theater from the Boston Conservatory where he performed in the musicals "Rags," "Wonderful Town" and "Street Scene" and in such plays as "The Crucible," "Lonestar" and "Twelfth Night."  He's also worked with Boston directors Spiro Veloudos and Paul Daigneault. 

For ticket information, call Telecharge at 800-447-7400, log onto www.telecharge.com or stop by the Stuart Street Playhouse Box Office, 200 Stuart Street in Boston.  Preferred member tickets are available exclusively through Show of the Month Club, at 617-338-1111. 

-- OnStage Boston


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