Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater will round out its 2008-09 season with “Everyday Rapture,” a new semi-autobiographical stage offering performed and co-written by Sherie Rene Scott and directed by Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”).
Show will fill an April slot, between Second Stage’s winter production of Gina Gionfriddo’s “Becky Shaw” and a summer staging of Douglas Carter Beane’s “Mr. & Mrs. Fitch.”
“Rapture” is based loosely on the life of performer Scott, raised a Mennonite in Kansas before becoming a Rialto vet (“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “The Little Mermaid”). Dick Scanlan (“Thoroughly Modern Millie”) pens the show with Scott.
Production will include pre-existing songs by David Byrne, George Harrison, U2 and Judy Garland. Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”) is musical supervisor.
Elements of “Rapture” have previously been seen under the title “You May Now Worship Me,” which played as an Actors Fund benefit in Gotham earlier this year.
At Second Stage, Scott will topline a company of five, with the other members not yet cast.
“Rapture” begins previews April 7 before a late-April opening to be determined. Second Stage’s fall production, a revival of “Boys’ Life,” began perfs Oct. 2.