Daily Archives: February 10, 2009

The Other Coraline

“Coraline” the movie opened on Friday; “Coraline” the musical is in the works. MCC Theater has just announced a bit of unconventional casting news for its stage adaptation of the graphic novel by Neil Gaiman. Jayne Houdyshell, 55, who was nominated for a Tony award for her performance in “Well,” will play the 9-year-old Coraline, who wishes for a better a life and finds a parallel universe that holds great promise (until she gets to know her new parents). David Greenspan wrote the book and will also play the creepy Other Mother. The music and lyrics are by Stephin Merritt, of the Magnetic Fields, and Leigh Silverman is the director. Previews begin May 7 at the Lucille Lortel Theater (mcctheater.org). Another ‘Coraline’ Waits in the Wings

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