An unlikely love story is unfolding at off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre, where new musical Dogfight is coming to life. The brand new musical stars Derek Klena as Corporal Eddie Birdlace, a young Marine who enlists awkward and idealistic waitress Rose (Lindsay Mendez) to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits the night before they’re deployed to Vietnam. But Rose rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. Dogfight, which features music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a book by Peter Duchan and direction by Tony winner Joe Mantello, doesn’t officially open until July 16, but we’ve got an early look at this new musical. Click on below for a first look at Joan Marcus’ gorgeous production photos from Dogfight, then be sure and check out the show off-Broadway.