Davie, of Broadway's Curtains, A Little Night Music and Grey Gardens, succeeds Wolfe (Everyday Rapture and the Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along) in the role of Rosa Bud — the damsel-in-distress soprano who gets to sing Rupert Holmes' shimmering ballad "Moonfall." Wolfe is headed to the new Off-Broadway production of Jason Robert Brown's two-character musical The Last Five Years.
Samonsky (Broadway's South Pacific and Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson and the recent Encores! concert of Fiorello!) will play Neville Landless, a role created in this revival by Karl. Samonsky's Off-Broadway credits include Michael John LaChiusa's Queen of the Mist as Frank Russell (Drama Desk nomination) and the Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along, plus La Jolla Playhouse's Little Miss Sunshine and American Conservatory Theater's Tales of the City. Karl is returning to the cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.