Read Reviews for World-Premiere Musical A Legendary Romance at Williamstown | Playbill

The Verdict Read Reviews for World-Premiere Musical A Legendary Romance at Williamstown A Legendary Romance, starring Jeff McCarthy, Lora Lee Gayer, and Roe Hartrampf, plays the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Read reviews and watch highlights from the musical.

The Williamstown Theatre Festival production of A Legendary Romance, a new musical about a film producer who must confront a painful chapter in his past when a young producer plans to release his abandoned autobiographical film, continues through August 20 after beginning performances August 3.

Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard, A Class Act) directs the musical written by composer/lyricist Geoff Morrow and book writer Timothy Prager.


Jeff McCarthy and Lora Lee Gayer lead a cast that also includes Roe Hartrampf, Jose-Maria Aguila, and Maurice Jones.

Read reviews for the production below:

Battleboro Reformer (Jeffrey Borak)

Berkshire Fine Arts (Charles Giuliano)

Berkshire On Stage (Macey Levin)

The Boston Globe (Don Aucoin)

Curtain Up (Gloria Miller) (Nancy Salz)

Times Union (Steve Barnes)

In A Legendary Romance, McCarthy stars as film producer Joe Lindy, who, in 1950, was on top of the world, making hit movies with his lover and leading lady Billie Hathaway (played by Lora Lee Gayer). Some four decades later, a young producer digs up Lindy’s abandoned film—an autobiographical cinematic masterpiece—and edits it in such a way that Lindy must go back and reconstruct the moivve, and his life, in order to confront the choices that haunt him.

A Legendary Romance has scenic design by James Noone, costume design by Tracy Christensen, lighting design by Robert Weirzel, sound by Kai Harada, and music direction and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen.

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