Anne of Green Gables, with Grové, Etc., Begins 3/23

A new musical version of Anne of Green Gables is will premiere March 23 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre. Created by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford (American Girls Revue, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it Road the Road), this version will open Thursday, March 29 at 7PM and run for a seven week engagement.

Press releases state, "Lucy Maud Montgomery's cherished classic novel is re-imagined in this all-new stage musical adaptation, which follows the journey of the wildly independent and adventurous red-haired orphan, Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly sent to Green Gables to live with an elderly bachelor and his spinster sister. Soon after her arrival, she quickly turns the entire community upside-down with her indomitable spirit and scope for imagination."

Heather MacRae  (Falsettos, Coastal Disturbances, Hair) will star as Rachel, and the supporting cast features Bethe Austin (I Sent a Letter to My Love) as Marilla Cuthbert, Erick Devine (Seussical, Ragtime) as Matthew Cuthbert, Andrew Gehling (Hello Dolly!, Paper Mill) as Gilbert Blythe, Piper Goodeve (The Pursuit of Persephone) as Anne Shirley, and Jessica Grové (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Diana, with Alison Faircloth (Junie B. Jones) and Michael Mendiola (After the Fair) in the ensemble. The show is directed by Tyler Marchant (India Awaiting).

The creative team includes Beowulf Boritt (Scene Design), costume design by David Woolard (Costume Design), Clifton Taylor (Lighting Design), and Eric Shim (Sound Design). Orchestraion is provided by David Hab.
 
Tickets are $25 each, and available at www.TicketCentral.com or by calling 212-279-4200.

TheatreworksUSAat the Lucille Lortel Theatre is at 121 Christopher Street, New York City.  For more information, visit www.TheatreworksUSA.org.

Photo - Jessica Grové
 

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