himCole Burden (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Les Miserables national tour) will join the cast of Himself and Nora, the new musical currently running at the Minetta Lane Theater, starting Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Cole will assume the role of “Priest” and others.

Cole Burden was most recently seen on stage in the national tour of The Bridges of Madison County (Robert u/s Performed). He also appeared in the national tour of Les Miserables. Off-Broadway: Applause (Encores!), Bonnie and Clyde (NYMF). Regional: Murder Ballad (Studio Theatre), The Secret Garden (Capital Rep), Grey Gardens (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Legally Blonde (Marriott Lincolnshire), The War Dept. (Eugene O’Neill Center). Film/TV: Beautiful Creatures, “30 Rock,” “As The World Turns.” Cole is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University.

Cole joins a cast that includes Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys) as James Joyce, Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County) as Nora Barnacle, Michael McCormick (Chaplin), Gary Troy (“Boardwalk Empire”), Lianne Marie Dobbs (A Tree Grows In Brooklyn), and Victoria Huston-Elem (The Addams Family Nat’l Tour).

Himself and Nora has a book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. The production is directed by Michael Bush with musical direction by James Sampliner, produced by Cherie King and executive produced by R. Erin Craig.

The New York Times raves that Himself and Nora is”a robust romantic musical” and “a lusty spin through the love life of James Joyce.” According to The Huffington Post, Himself and Nora is “smart, lively, and tuneful… An intimate production that will inspire audiences.” Matt Bogart’s performance is “splendid” (WBAI) and Whitney Bashor “blows you away with her voice and her beauty” (Broadway Radio). WBAI calls Himself and Nora a”truly romantic musical” and Variety cheers: “There’s enough material here for a Great White Way hit!”

It was one of the world’s great romances. She was the country girl from Galway whose burning sexuality and acerbic wit inspired the genius of James Joyce. Himself and Nora is a passionate musical that reveals the private life of one of modern literature’s most controversial figures and illustrates the untold story of Joyce’s lifelong love and muse Nora.

Developmental productions of Himself and Nora were produced by the Old Globe Theatre; Hamilton Stage and the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Additional developmental work was done with the James Joyce Center in Dublin, Ireland.

Himself and Norahas choreography by Kelli Barclay, set design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Amy Clark, lighting design by Jason Lyons, and sound design by Keith Caggiano. Casting is by Geoff Josselson, general management by DR Theatrical Management, production management by Production Core and production stage management by CJ LaRoche.

LISTINGS INFORMATION: Himself and Nora plays at the Minetta Lane Theatre, (18 Minetta Lane, between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street). Performances are Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm and 8pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets for Himself and Nora are $89 with premium and gold seating available. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.HimselfandNoraMusical.com, www.Ticketmaster.com, or calling (800) 745-3000.