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all audience members must be MASKED, FULLY VACCINATED against COVID-19 and present PROOF OF VACCINATION and a government-issued photo ID to attend in person.

 

The presentation will also be streamed live and there is a streaming ticket price for this option.

ASL interpreters will provide live translations for the audience

at the Cell and at home

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PRE-PREMIERES OF

NEW MUSICALS

DURING INCUBATION

produced + hosted by 

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The musical adaptation of the beloved classic novel From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg tells the story of 11-year-old Claudia Kincaid and her younger brother Jamie, as they run away from home and hide out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this theatrical retelling, the art in the museum comes to life, as the siblings set out to unravel a mystery surrounding a stunning statue with rumored ties to Michelangelo. 

From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler has a book by Jessica Penzias, music by Adam Ben-David, lyrics by Christyn Budzyna, and direction by Sammi Cannold (Endlings, City Center’s Evita, The Show Must Go On documentary). The live presentation will feature excerpts from the show, a conversation with the writers and creative team, and performances by Anna Rae Haller (Frozen), Stoney B. Mootoo (The Book of Mormon), Cheryl Stern (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, La Cage aux Folles) and Jaden Myles Waldman (Caroline, or Change).

THE MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF THE BELOVED CLASSIC NOVEL

BY E.L. KONIGSBURG

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book by

JESSICA

PENZIAS

lyrics by

CHRISTYN

BUDZYNA

music by

ADAM

BEN-DAVID

directed by

SAMMI

CANNOLD

* FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY *

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ANNA RAE

HALLER

(FROZEN)

STONEY B.

MOOTOO

(THE BOOK OF MORMON)

CHERYL

STERN

(THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL)

JADEN MYLES

WALDMAN

(CAROLINE, OR CHANGE)

book/music/lyrics by

JORIAH

KWAMÉ

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A MUSICAL FANTASY ABOUT THE

UNBORN SPIRIT OF A BLACK MAN

WHO LEARNS ABOUT THE REALITIES OF

IDENTITY, RACE & HUMANITY BEFORE HE ENTERS THE WORLD

HOW TO YOU: A Musical Guide To Black Boyhood is a musical fantasy that follows the journey of YOU, the unborn spirit of a black man who appears in limbo to prepare to go to the world. With the help of a wise talking owl and six personified “chapters”, YOU is taken through a series of vignettes and fragmented scenes that enlighten him to the realities of identity, race, and humanity. 

HOW TO YOU: A Musical Guide To Black Boyhood has book, music and lyrics by Joriah Kwamé (Little Miss Perfect). The live presentation will feature a conversation with Kwamé and excerpts from the show with performances by Elijah Caldwell (A Strange Loop), Brynn Williams (SpongeBob SquarePants, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and Kwamé.

* FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY *

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ELIJAH

CALDWELL

(A STRANGE LOOP)

BRYNN

WILLIAMS

(SPONGEBOB SQUARE PANTS)

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the NEW WORKS SERIES is made possible in part by support from tree riders nyc and the national alliance for musical theatre's frank young fund for new musials.

Tree Riders NYC is an East Village-based business that sells Christmas trees and hand-crafted wreaths in partnership with St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery. Currently in their 11th year, the Tree Riders are expanding their reach to include a nonprofit sponsorship program to support the performing arts, as well as a thriving online business and delivery system. www.treeridersnyc.com