Atlantic Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of Hunter Bell, Eli Bolin & Lee Overtree's New Musical FOUND this Fall
Atlantic Theater Company has announced the first production of its 2014-2015 season - the world premiere new musical FOUND, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree and a new score by Eli Bolin. FOUND is based on the Found books and magazines by Davy Rothbart.
FOUND will begin previews Thursday, September 18 and will officially open Tuesday, October 14 for a limited, eight-week engagement through Sunday, November 9, 2014 off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
FOUND is an original musical based on scores of surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been "found" in the real world by every-day people. Inspired by actual events, the show follows Davy who, along with his two best friends, is lost and broke. When he finds a strangely revealing note on his windshield meant for someone else, it sparks an outlandish idea that finds him and his compatriots on a wild, comedic journey. By bringing a host of real notes and letters from Davy Rothbart's popular FOUND Magazine to irreverent theatrical life, this raucous and insightful new musical tells a story of ambition, betrayal and loyalty while celebrating the weirdness in all of us.
Tony Award nominee and OBIE Award-winning writer and performer Hunter Bell created the new musicals [title of show] on Broadway and Now. Here. This. off-Broadway.
Lee Overtree has served as Artistic Director of Story Pirates since he co-founded the organization in 2003 that performs songs and sketches adapted from the creative writing of children across the country. His productions have been presented at the Kennedy Center and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Eli Bolin received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for the off-Broadway production of Skippyjon Jones. His production of Volleygirls was named 'Best of Fest' for the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He is the music director of Story Pirates.
Casting and additional creative team will be announced.