Ethics, scientific progress, and true love: all set to song! Tony nominee Euan Morton, Jeremy Kushnier and Sara Gettelfinger will star in the U.S. premiere of the musical Atomic at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. The tuner, with book and lyrics by Danny Ginges and Gregory Bonsignore and music and lyrics by Philip Foxman, will play from June 26 through August 16, with opening night set for July 13. Damien Gray will direct.
Atomic blasts open the doors of the Manhattan Project, a Government funded program of top scientists with the task of creating the world’s first Atomic Bomb. Leo Szilard is the mastermind behind atomic power, but his heart has reservations. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love are tested as Leo discovers exactly what he’s capable of when someone believes in him.
Morton received a Tony nomination for his performance as Boy George in Taboo; his additional theater credits include The Film Society, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Cyrano de Bergerac. Kushnier, who recently performed in the Taboo Tenth Anniversary concert at 54 Below, has appeared on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey boys, Footoose and Rent. Gettelfinger’s Broadway credits include A Free Man of Color, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Nine.
In addition to Morton, Kushnier and Gettelfinger, the cast of Atomic will include David Abeles, Alexis Fishman, Jonathan Hammond, James David Larson, Preston Sadlier and Grace Stockdale. The musical will feature choreography by Dean Walsh, music direction by Andrew Peterson, sets by Neil Patel, costumes by Emma Kingsbury, lighting by David Finn and sound by Jon Weston.