Purple Summer

I told you that I’d give you an update on Jake Epstein being cast as Melchior Gabor in the National Touring Company of the Tony Award winning musical Spring Awakening. Here is what I have managed to steal from playbill.com. According to these news sources, Epstein will join the cast when the musical arrives at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C. on July 7th, 2009.

The national touring company of Spring Awakening includes Blake Bashoff (Moritz), Christy Altomare (Wendla), Steffi D (Ilse), Krystina Alabado (Ensemble), Julie Benko (Ensemble), Todd Cerveris (Understudy Adult Men), Chase Davidson (Swing), Kate Fuglei (Understudy Adult Women), Gabrielle Garza (Anna), Kimiko Glenn (Thea), Kate Hampton (Adult Women), Sarah Hunt (Martha), Anthony Lee Medina (Otto), Andy Mientus (Hanschen), Ben Moss (Ernst), Krista Pioppi (Swing), Angela Reed (Adult Women), Perry Sherman (Ensemble), Matt Shingledecker (Georg), Claire Sparks (Ensemble), Henry Stram (Adult Men) and Lucas A. Wells (Ensemble).

You can see Jake play Melchior in any of these fine American cities:

Washington, D.C. (July 7-Aug. 2 at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater)

Chicago, IL (Aug. 4-1, at the Cadillac Palace)

Milwaukee, WI (Oct. 6-11 at the Marcus Center)

Kansas City, MO (Oct. 13-18 at the Music Hall)

Austin, TX (Oct. 20-25 at Bass Hall)

Costa Mesa, CA (Nov. 17-29 at the Orange County PAC)

Denver CO (Dec. 1-19 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts)

Hershey, PA (Jan. 5-10, 2010 at the Hershey Theatre)

Cincinnati, OH (Jan. 12-24, 2010 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts)

Charlotte, NC (Feb. 2-7, 2010 at the Blumenthal PAC)

Rochester NY (Feb. 9-14, 2010 at the Rochester Broadway Theatre League)

Atlanta, GA (March 9-14, 2010 at the Fox Theatre)

Dallas, TX (March 23-April 4, 2010 at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts)

Miami, FL (May 11-16, 2010 at the Arsht Center)

Orlando, FL (May 18-23, 2010 at the Carr PAC)

*Also– hot of the presses is the Toronto Fringe Festival Program which was released earlier today! You should check it out right now! How exciting!*

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