Andrew Samonsky (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) will step in for previously announced star Ryan Silverman in the world premiere production of Somewhere in Time. Silverman departs the production due to a family illness. Directed by Scott Schwartz, the musical adaptation will play Oregon's Portland Center Stage beginning May 28. Featuring music by Doug Katsaros, lyrics by Amanda Yesnowitz and a book by Ken Davenport, Somewhere in Time officially opens June 5.
Based on the Richard Matheson novel and the 1980 film of the same name, Somewhere in Time tells the story of Richard Collier (Samonsky), a young playwright who has a strange encounter with a mysterious, older woman on the opening night of his first play. Several years later, after his career and life have fallen into shambles, Richard checks into a hotel he frequented in his youth. But his stay at the hotel turns into a journey of a lifetime as he unravels history and time to uncover a powerful (but maybe impossible) love.
In addition to Samonsky, the production features Hannah Elless as Elise McKenna, three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as Robinson, David Cryer as Arthur and ensemble members Leslie Becker, Giovanni Bonaventura, Erin Burniston, Meggie Cansler, Cory English, Leslie Flesner, Lizzie Klemperer, Erik Liberman, Sharonlee McLean, Jared Miller, Benjie Randall and Tad Wilson.
Samonsky has appeared on Broadway in Scandalous, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and South Pacific. His other stage credits include Merrily We Roll Along, Queen of the Mist, Tales of the City and Little Miss Sunshine.