BWW TV: NYMF presents - Twilight in Manchego Part II

By: Sep. 15, 2008

TWILIGHT IN MANCHEGO maps the story of Esau Munsey, who leaves a haunted past in the city to teach fourth grade in a provincial elementary school. But his intentions to provoke change in an outdated education system distract him from the students he really wants to inspire. When Esau's history repeats itself and the small town of Manchego is struck by tragedy, Esau must finally put to rest the ghosts of his past and make peace with himself and his choices.

In this segment, the cast of Twilight in Manchego laughs it's ass of during the start of the rehearsal process while simultaneously raising funds and getting the word out about the show. Tony winner Chuck Cooper, shirtless composer Matt Gould, Broadway diva Leslie Alexander, and the entire community of Manchego gears up to mount the next great American musical!

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Laura Brandel and Patrice Miller present TWILIGHT IN MANCHEGO. Broadway and R&B star Billy Porter directs a cast that includes Tony-Award Winner Chuck Cooper (The Life, Caroline or Change), Natalie Venetia Belcon (Avenue Q, The Glorious Ones, TV's Johnny and the Sprites) and Adam Halpin (Glory Days) in the world premiere musical Twilight in Manchego. The show, with music, lyrics and book by JoNathan Larson Award Winner Matt Gould, plays six performances at the ATA Theater (314 W. 54th Street) September 25th - October 4th, 2007.The cast of Twilight in Manchego will also include Leslie Alexander, Alex Brightman, Jenna Coker-Jones, Paul Downs Colaizzo, Alex Covington, Kevin Curtis, Jill Ginsberg, Alexis Grausz, Jessica Phillips, Lucas Steele, and Valerie Wright. Twilight in Manchego will feature a set designed by Alexis Distler, lighting design by Driscoll Otto, musical arrangements by Michael McElroy and orchestrations and musical direction by Justin Hatchimonji. Casting by Michael Cassara Casting. The stage manager is Karen Parlato.

TWILIGHT IN MANCHEGO runs September 25th at 8pm, September 26th at 7pm, Saturday, September 27th at 9pm, Monday, September 29th at 8pm, Wednesday, October 1st at 8pm, Saturday, October 4th at 1pm at the ATA Theater (314 West 54th Street).


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