Rob Richardson (Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, Tale of Two Cities) and Haley Swindal (Broadway: Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde) to head the industry presentations of Roy O’Neil’s Save The Palace on Thursday, October 21 at 2 PM & 6:30 PM, at Theatre Row #5, 410 West 42nd Street.
Directed by Jamibeth Margolis with musical direction by Andrew Wheeler, Save the Palace tracks the love story of Eddie and Gracie who met when they were in separate opening acts for the Beatles 1966 American Tour. Gracie joined Eddie’s band, The Palaceades, and they pursued their musical ambitions until they got pregnant and Eddie decided a hotel dresser drawer is not a proper crib for a baby. So they moved home to Waterbury, CT got “real” jobs and dropped back into obscurity. 25 years later, when the theater where the Palaceades got their start is threatened with eminent domain and demolition by a corrupt mayor, they come out of retirement to do a Save The Palace Concert. The concert is a flop and Eddie decides he will run for mayor to save the palace.
Richardson and Swindal are joined by Juan Betancur (Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde), William Broderick (TV: “Ray Donovan”), Bernard Holcomb (World Premiere: The Central Park Five), Joseph Peterson (NYC: It Shoulda Been You), Julia Salatti (Regional: West Side Story) Kayleen Seidl (NY: Fiddler on the Roof (In Yiddish), Steven Telsey (National Tour: The Book of Mormon), and Tim Young (Broadway: Next to Normal).
Creative team also includes Michael Holland (Music Supervisor/Arranger), Merete Muenter (Assistant Director/Choreographer), LDK Productions (General Management). https://eddieandthepalaceades.com/