Las Vegas’ Jersey Boys star Rick Faugno has joined the cast of the world premiere of Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter off-Broadway, starring Tony winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle. Directed by Bergur Ingólfsson, the tuner, which features a book, music and lyrics by Ívar Páll Jónsson, begins performances on July 31 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Opening night is set for August 13.
Faugno originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys and has appeared on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, Wonderful Town, Conversations With My Father and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Huffman won a Tony for her performance in The Producers; her additional Broadway credits include The Nance, Steel Pier and La Cage aux Folles. Shindle most recently appeared on Broadway in Wonderland, and has also starred in Legally Blonde, Cabaret and Jekyll & Hyde. In addition to Faugno, Huffman and Shindle, the cast includes Michael Biren, Patrick Boll, Zach Cossman, Karli Dinardo, Danielle Kelsey, Graydon Long, Brad Nacht, Marrick Smith and Jesse Wildman.
Based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jónsson, Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter answers the hypothetical question, “have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your elbow?” The emotionally charged rock love story explores a love triangle set in Elbowville, a small community within Ragnar Agnarsson’s body. Elbowville mayor Manuela (Huffman) must deal with a crisis when a “prosperity machine” compromises the peace of the sweet little community.
Revolution in the Elbow will feature choreography by Lee Proud, set and projection design by Petr Hloušek, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and Cory Pattak, sound design by Carl Casella and costumes by Hrafnhildur Arnardottir.