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Edelman takes ‘Flight’ Off B’way

Play starts previews on May 8

Garth Wingfield’s drama “Flight,” about Charles Lindbergh, has its world preem at the Lucille Lortel Theater this spring. Melting Pot Theater Company presents the play, which starts previews May 8 and opens May 16 for a run through June 19.

Four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman, seen most recently in Broadway’s “Wonderful Town” revival, plays Lindbergh. Also in the cast are Kerry O’Malley, Brian D’Arcy James, Adam Heller, Rex Young and Victoria Mack.

“Flight” follows the American aviation pioneer during 14 critical years of his life, covering his historic flight to Paris, the kidnapping of his son, his sudden decision to move to Europe and the notorious anti-Semitic remarks he made at the outbreak of WWII.

Nick Corley directs. Sets and projections are designed by Michael Deegan and Sarah Conly, with costumes by Daryl Stone; lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Randy Hansen and incidental music by Lance Horne.

Melting Pot Theater Company creates, develops and produces New York premieres of plays and musicals that explore the themes, people and events that shape the American experience. Larry Hirschhorn is artistic director; Sean Patrick Flahaven is managing director.

For more information, visit http://www.meltingpottheater.org

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