BOHEMIAN VALENTINE with Michaela Alyse Tomcho, Tracy McDowell and Mateo Moreno, Opens at FringeNYC
Set in current day New York City, BOHEMIAN VALENTINE follows a young man named Michael, who's recently lost the love of his life. Over the past three years, Michael has been struggling from day to day. Mixing memories and reality, he decides to start photographing their memories together, planning to take all of the photographs with him when he decides to leave everything behind. Blending dark comedy, tragedy, and a beautifully charged romance, BOHEMIAN VALENTINE is a darkly funny and romantic look at love and loss while facing life changing moments.
The world premiere staged production includes an impressive cast, seen on and Off Broadway and from the film and TV world. The cast features Mateo Moreno (most recently seen in the critically acclaimed NY Times Critics Pick VACLAV HAVEL'S HUNT FOR A PIG and 2013 Planet Connections Winner for "Outstanding Actor in a Featured or Cameo Role" for his portrayal of "Ricky" in FIX NUMBER SIX), Michaela Alyse Tomcho (the Pre-Broadway workshop of WONDERLAND and portrayed a party going Alice trying to find Wonderland in Moreno's HAPPILY AFTER TONIGHT), Tracy McDowell (currently seen on Broadway in the smash hit musical MOTOWN and was part of the final Broadway cast of Jonathan Larson's epic musical RENT), Kristen Adele (featured on the first season of the Netflix hit series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and appeared Off-Broadway as the title character in MYRNA IN TRANSIT), Sophia Gennusa (won an Honorary Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre for her portrayal of Matilda in the Original Broadway Cast of Matilda the Musical), newcomer W. Derek Jorden (most recently seen in NILES NEVER & THE GREAT BLACK HOLE), and Simone Elizabeth Bart as the Standby/Cover for Tracy McDowell.
The creative team is consists of playwright Mateo Moreno (the NYIT award nominated play HAPPILY AFTER TONIGHT, the recently commissioned play WITHIN OUR WALLS, & the Boomerang produced short play LOVE ME LIKE A ROCK) and director Matt Gray (Producing Director and Resident Dramaturg of "American Opera Projects," Co-creator of the 12 part serial play PENNY DREADFUL). The original score is composed by Daniel A. Weiss, who in addition to writing the score to Moreno's first play HAPPILY AFTER TONIGHT, also co-wrote music for the play DAEDALUS LOUNGE alongside Anthony Rapp, and is the Scene Music Composer and Music Supervisor of the Anthony Rapp one man show WITHOUT YOU. He also was the Associate Conductor of the original Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of RENT. Costumes are by Natalie Loveland (Assistant Costume Design, UTC's Vaclav Havel's Hunt for a Pig), Lights/Sound by Ian W. Hill (numerous productions at The Brick Theatre, NYC), and art design by Yelena Guller ("Rolling Stone" magazine).
For more information, visit the official webpage: http://www.bohemianvalentine.com, the company Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/afivedollarbill.