"Today Show" Will Welcome Star of Ever After | Playbill

News "Today Show" Will Welcome Star of Ever After Emmy Award winner Charles Shaugnessy, who plays King Francis in the Paper Mill Playhouse world-premiere musical Ever After, will be a guest on NBC's "Today Show" June 4.

Shaughnessy will chat with co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb; his interview is currently scheduled to air at 10:20 AM ET on the NBC morning program.

Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Ever After has a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich.

Performances continue through June 21.

The cast also features two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon as Leonardo da Vinci, James Snyder as Prince Henry and Drama Desk Award nominee Margo Seibert as Danielle de Barbarac.

A First Look at Paper Mill Premiere of Ever After, New Musical Take on Cinderella Tale

They are joined by Tony nominee Charl Brown, Mara Davi, Annie Funke, Julie Halston and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as well as an ensemble including Jill Abramovitz, Ashley Blanchet, Nick Corley, Stephanie Elise Gandolfo, Gregg Goodbrod, John Hillner, Sean Martin Hingston, Gwen Hollander, Fred Inkley, Will Mann, Liz McCartney, Alison Morooney, Kevin Munhall, Kevin Michael Raponey, Rachael Scarr, Justin Schuman, Jonathan Shew and Aléna Watters.

Based on the 1998 film starring Drew Barrymore and Anjelica HustonEver After, press notes state, "sets the record straight on the fable of Cinderella. Her name was Danielle and it was always about her wit, her smarts, her strength and her good friend Leonardo da Vinci. She makes her own dreams come true. Warm and romantic, funny and smart, this is the musical you’ve been waiting for."

The award-winning design team of Broadway veterans features Derek McLane (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Nevin Steinberg (sound design), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (music supervision), David Gardos (music direction), Leah Loukas (hair and wig design), Rick Sordelet (fight direction) and casting by Telsey + Company.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (973) 376-4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at PaperMill.org.


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