DEEP LOVE: A GHOSTLY ROCK OPERA Set for NYMF, 7/17-24

New York: Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera gets its NY premiere at this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in July. Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera has music and lyrics by Ryan Hayes & Garrett Sherwood, book by Jon Peter Lewis, Ryan Hayes & Garrett Sherwood and will be co-directed by Jon Peter Lewis and Michael Rader, with musical direction by Ben Mathews and choreography by Ray Mercer. Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera will play July 17 - July 24, 2015 at The Griffin Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).

Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera is a story of love, loss and indecision where sweethearts become adversaries in pursuit of what they cannot live without. Told entirely through haunting rock and roll music, Deep Love features Jon Peter Lewis (American Idol, Midas Whale on The Voice), Ryan Hayes (Midas Whale on The Voice) and Amy Whitcomb ("The Voice," "The Sing-Off"), Garrett Sherwood and actress Melanie Stone. Heartwarming and heartbreaking, it promises to delight all ages. Audience members are encouraged to arrive dressed in their best funeral attire.

Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera is the brainchild of songwriters Ryan Hayes and Garrett Sherwood. Jon Peter Lewis, who was an American Idol finalist before he competed on The Voice with Hayes as the folk duo Midas Whale, stars in the lead role. The three musicians met in 2009 while they lived in Rexburg, Idaho. Over the last four years, the audience for Deep Love has grown from the two dozen people who attended a reading in Lewis' living room, to thousands of devoted fans across the northern Utah and eastern Idaho regions. "Deep Love has been a labor of love from the beginning, the selection to NYMF is an opportunity to bring this Utah-based production to a national audience" says Ryan Hayes.

"The creative team of Deep Love is exceptionally talented," adds Jon Peter Lewis, "and performing the show in New York will be an incredible experience for everyone who has worked so hard on this project."

Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera has been called "[A] unique blend of musical styles, engaging story, and a captivating, immersive production." SLC Weekly.

Creative team includes: David Goldstein (Set Designer), Bree Perry (Costume Designer), Braden Howard (Lighting Designer), Matt Searle (Sound Designer), Ariel Lafontaine (Makeup Designer), CJ LaRoche (Production Stage Manager), Corey Gosselin Jacob Harvey & Sammy Lopez | Your Theatrics, Inc. (General Manager).



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