Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for its upcoming musical, The Bedwetter, written by comedian Sarah Silverman, playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), and the late Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne). Broadway favorites Caissie Levy and Bebe Neuwirth will star in the musical, produced at the theater whose recent musical success, Kimberly Akimbo, is now Broadway-bound.
Based on the memoir by Silverman, the musical features a book by Silverman and Harmon and a score by Silverman and Schlesinger. Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman directs the production, featuring choreography by Byron Easley. The production’s creative consultation is Tony Award winner David Yazbek (who wrote the music and lyrics to The Band’s Visit, which also premiered at the Atlantic).
Levy, seen on Broadway in shows like Caroline, or Change and Frozen, and Neuwirth, a Tony Award winner for the revivals of Sweet Charity and Chicago, will headline the show as Beth Ann and Nana, respectively, and the young actor Zoe Glick (Frozen, Unknown Soldier) will play the role of Sarah. Ashley Blanchet, Rick Crom, Charlotte Elizabeth Curtis, Darren Goldstein, Charlotte MacLeod, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Margot Weintraub, and Emily Zimmerman round out the cast.
The Bedwetter marks the final theatrical score by Schlesinger, who passed away due to COVID-19 early on in the pandemic. He was a Tony Award nominee for Cry-Baby and an Emmy winner for his work on the TV series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
The Bedwetter will feature scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Kai Harada, projection design by Lucy Mackinnon, music direction by Henry Aronson, music supervision and coordination by Dean Sharenow, orchestrations by David Chase, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, dialects by Kate Wilson, and casting by The Telsey Office. Richard Hodge is the production stage manager.
Performances begin April 30. Tickets are now on sale.