Far From Heaven

Far From Heaven

July 19 – 29 

Book by Richard Greenberg
Music by Scott Frankel
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Directed by Michael Greif
Musical Direction by Lawrence Yurman

A Preview Production

Cathy Whitaker seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother in 1957 suburban Connecticut. But roiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel — with incendiary consequences. With a lush score that is both jazz-inflected and hauntingly lyrical, Far From Heaven is a powerful story of romance, betrayal, intolerance, and a woman grappling with her own identity in a society on the verge of great upheaval.

FAR FROM HEAVEN was commissioned and is supported with generous funds from the Playwrights Horizons Musicals in Partnership Initiative with leadership support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsored by James & Virginia Giddens






Scene Design | Allen Moyer
Costume Design | Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design | Kenneth Posner
Sound Design | Nevin Steinberg
Video Design | Peter Nigrini
Orchestrator | Bruce Coughlin

Press and Media

"For those of you who think all the great musicals have already been written, think again!"
-Nancy Salz, Berkshire Review

"Far From Heaven is another in a growing list of freshly conceived musicals that have found a welcome, creatively liberating home in Williamstown."
-Jeffrey Borak, Berkshire Eagle

“O’Hara is simply brilliant.”
-Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant

-Robert Goepfert, Troy Record