Pre-Premieres of New Musicals
NEW WORKS SERIES / 5.21.18
5.21.18 | 7PM + 9PM @ the cell | 338 W 23rd St., NYC
Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Book by Melvin Tunstall III
Music by Michael Thurber & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons
Directed by Susanna Wolk (Lobby Hero)
Music Direction by Ted Arthur (Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical)
Associate Music Director Chris Gurr
Stage Manager Jenna R. Lazar
Alexa Green (Wicked)
Zoe Jensen (Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical)
Nicole Loewenstein (Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical)
Chris Renalds (Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical)
Stephanie Toups (Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical)
Matt Wolpe (Finding Neverland)
Pete(HER)Pan is the classic legend of Peter Pan and Wendy, but seen through the eyes of Wendy's precocious darling daughter Jane. Inspired by Wendy's stories of non-stop adventures in Neverland, Jane wants to find an adventure of her own. Imagination runs as wild as the Lost Boys in this retelling of a classic featuring a new Caribbean inspired score. Pete(HER)Pan reminds the kid in all of us that anyone can be the hero.
Douglas Lyons is a writer of the new musicals Five Points (Theater Latté Da) and Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Atlantic Theatre Company and more), and Michael Thurber is the composer of RSC/Public Theater’s Antony and Cleopatra. Both Melvin Tunstall and Lyons appeared in the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Book by Blake McCarty
Music & Lyrics by Trevor Bachman
Directed by Taylor Reynolds
Music Direction by Macy Schmidt
Produced in partnership with Zachary Infante
Zachary Infante (New York City Center's Big River)
Rashad Naylor (Motown)
Inspired by Turkish folklore, Chasing Fear tells the story of a boy who leaves home in search of the true meaning of fear. Seen through the eyes of a young refugee, his encounters with ogres, ghosts, and even mermaids becomes both topical and timeless. As the child faces their own fears and otherness, this new musical mixes multiple languages and cultural traditions to remind audiences that we can all be outsiders.
Trevor Bachman appeared in the Public Theater’s production of Black Light and Blake McCarty is the creator and executive producer of Play/Date, an immersive theatrical experience that premiered in New York.