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Pictured: (top, l to r) Rob Brady, Laura Degrenia, Jacob Fjare, Michael Kingston, Daniel Leahy (bottom, l to r) Arielle Leverett, Genevieve Thiers, Sam Massey, Pavi Proczko and Chase Wheaton-Werle.
Lost and Found Productions has announced the cast for its world premiere musical BURNHAM’S DREAM: THE WHITE CITY, the story of visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham and Chicago’s great World’s Fair of 1893.
Directed by Erik Wagner with choreography by Jessica Texidor, the production features Pavi Proczko as Daniel Burnham, Sam Massey as John Root, Laura Degrenia as Margaret Burnham, Genevieve Thiers as Bertha Palmer, Daniel Leahy as Louis Sullivan, Chase Wheaton-Werle as Michael O’Malley, Arielle Leverett as Ida B. Wells, Michael Kingston as Lyman Gage and Stein, Rob Brady as Richard Hunt and Harlow Higinbotham and Jacob Fjare as Bobbie and Patrick.
From the press release: “When Chicago wins its bid to host a great World’s Fair to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ arrival in the New World, ambitious architect Daniel Burnham fights to win the job of building it. But challenged by time, fate and Louis Sullivan, he’s forced to confront immigrants, women, and African-Americans who fight to be included in the Fair. Business leaders, workers and architects face looming deadlines to welcome millions of visitors to the Columbian Exposition. This new musical traces Burnham’s journey from an ambitious promoter to a visionary urban designer who would later direct the master plan for the future of Chicago’s development.”
BURNHAM’S DREAM will play June 1st – July 1st at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.