Bakula To Star in Richard Rodgers' 'No Strings' at UCLA

By Michelle
March 20, 2007 - 11:21 PM

Scott Bakula (Captain Archer) will play the lead role in a Los Angeles revival of Richard Rodgers' musical No Strings, which originally played on Broadway in 1962.

Bakula will play David, a frustrated writer who falls in love with a model in Paris, according to Playbill. The role was originated by Richard Kiley, who was nominated for a Tony Award for it.

The musical will be produced at UCLA's Freud Playhouse from May 8-20th. Costumes will be designed by the acclaimed Bob Mackie and Joe McFate. As the story progresses, a writer and fashion model who have become cynical about love find passion while traveling to glamourous European locations.

Rodgers wrote No Strings after the death of his longtime lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, with whom he created such legendary musicals as South Pacific, Oklahoma and The Sound of Music. He wrote the lyrics for No Strings.

Bakula is no stranger to musical theatre; he earned a Tony nomination for his role in Romance/Romance and recently played the lead role in Shenandoah at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC.

Information about ticketing is available from Reprise! Broadway's Best, which is producing the musical. Thanks to Project Quantum Leap for the alert.

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