ANNE OF GREEN GABLES' And A STORY NO ONE KNOWS Headline New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
The eleventh season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, April 16, 2018 with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Anne of Green Gables and A Story No One Knows. Theatre Barn's eleventh season will explore "Foreign Cultures and Fractured Fairy Tales."
This new musical version of Anne of Green Gables, with book, music, and lyrics by Matte O'Brien and Matt Vinson, is the classic story with a contemporary twist. Based on the famous novel by Lucy M. Montgomery, which has sold over 50 million copies and been translated into 36 languages, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of Anne Shirley, a young orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, unmarried siblings, on their family farm, Green Gables. The eclectic score blends folk-rock, pop, gospel, and contemporary musical theatre styles, and the show grapples with the bittersweet trials of adolescence, family, beauty, and what it means to truly belong.
The new musical A Story No One Knows has book and music by Hyeyoung Kim and lyrics by Shoshana Greenberg. When you live alone and die alone in the city, what do you leave behind? A Story No One Knows is a dark romantic comedy that examines the humanity of people in their final moments on Earth, as seen through the eyes of those who come to clean up the mess of living. Greenberg and Kim's musical Days of Rage was featured in New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series and Choreography Lab.
Casting for both shows is by Eisenberg/Beans Casting? (Daryl Eisenberg,CSA?; Ally Beans, CSA).
The April 16 installment includes presentations of both new musicals at 7PM and 9PM at The Cell, located at 338 West 23rd Street in New York City. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and can be purchased on New York Theatre Barn's website: www.nytheatrebarn.org.
Through an education initiative sponsored by Theatre Barn's board of directors, a limited amount of complimentary tickets are available to high school students. To request a student ticket, email Associate Artistic Director Katharine Pettit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under the artistic direction of Joe Barros, New York Theatre Barn is a Manhattan-based non-profit theatre company, founded in 2007, dedicated to incubating and producing new musicals that tell untold stories. Our stories are inspired by the lives of real people and actual events that challenge our preconceived ideas, and promote inclusion and positive social change. Theatre Barn's core program is the New Works Series which presents bi-monthly "pre-premieres" of new musicals in the early stages of development. With each installment, 2 new musicals are showcased before a live audience and a worldwide virtual audience. Since the series' inception, we have presented more than 400 writers in 100 pre-premieres, and have amassed a catalogue of nearly 2,000 videos with a million views. For more information: www.nytheatrebarn.org.
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