Elizabeth A. Davis and Kathryn Gallgher to Lead DUST CAN'T KILL ME for Next THE SCORE Podcast

By: Sep. 26, 2016
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On October 10th, The Score will produce Dust Can't Kill Me by Abigail Carney and Elliah Heifetz as a live concert for the next episode of the podcast recording.

Dust Can't Kill Me, coming off a sold-out run at this summer's New York Musical Festival, will be recorded live at Le Poisson Rouge; showtimes are 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. Tickets are $20. Dust Can't Kill Me replaces Outlaws, by Alexander Sage Oyen and James Presson. Outlaws will now be featured on October 24th.

Tony Award nominee Elizabeth A. Davis (Once) and Broadway vet Kathryn Gallagher (Deaf West's Spring Awakening) return to the cast as Angelina And Lily. Davis won the NYMF Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Angelina. Also, returning are Paul Hinkes as The Preacher, Michael Castillejos as Birch, and up-and-comer Adrian Blake Enscoe, who received NYMF honors for his performance as Abraham.

The piece will be presented in its entirety, with the cast of actor-musicians also acting as the band.

Dust Can't Kill Me features a book by Abigail Carney, music and lyrics by Elliah Heifetz, and is directed by Srda Vasiljevic. Music direction and orchestrations are by Max Gordon, with additional arrangements by DJ Stanfill. The evening will be stage managed by Louisa Pough and Emily Cates, and produced by Ethan Karetsky and The Score.

Drought, desperation, and a prophet's promise of Paradise set a ragtag group of wayward souls on a Dust Bowl journey into the desert. But when they arrive, their promised land is unlike anything they ever imagined or even desired. "Vitality marks every musical moment" (The New York Times) in this bold new folk musical, directed with an "inspired vision" (Theatre Reviews Limited) by SPRING AWAKENING's Srda Vasiljevic and bringing audiences "a sound that should be heard in the theater more often" (TheaterMania). The winner of five New York Musical Festival awards including Best Music and Outstanding Ensemble, DUST CAN'T KILL ME asks what's worth fighting for when all you've got is dust.

Performances will play Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, New York, New York 10012. To purchase tickets to the 7 PM show: http://bit.ly/2d77Pm8; 9:30 PM show: http://bit.ly/2dqxjvd.

THE SCORE is a new podcast dedicated to bringing the coolest musical theater right into your head. Created and produced by Michael Kimmel, John DeLore, and Allison Bressi, these concerts, recorded live at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City bring you a full musical every episode. Dangerous, exciting, and ambitious new shows people will be talking about for years. If you love musical theater, you'll definitely want to know The Score.

ABIGAIL CARNEY (Book) is a writer from rural Ohio. Her plays have been produced at the Young Playwrights Festival, The Secret Theatre, The Yale Playwrights Festival, The New York International Fringe Festival, The Kraine Theatre, and the Alaska Day Festival. Her and Elliah Heifetz's folk musical, Dust Can't Kill Me, ran at the 2016 New York Musical Festival, where it won five Awards for Excellence. Her play Sunday Morning will premiere at the Road Theatre in the fall of 2016. LA's Montserrat will produce another new play of hers this October. As a spoken word poet, Abigail has competed and performed at Rustbelt, the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, Brave New Voices, and opened for The Strivers Row. Her work was recently published in The Feminist Utopia Project.

Elliah Heifetz (Music & Lyrics) is a composer, lyricist, and pop songwriter from Philadelphia whose works have appeared both on major label releases and New York stages. His first musical, Dust Can't Kill Me, won the NYMF Award for Best Music in 2016 and the Fringe NYC Award for Best Music & Lyrics in 2014. His pop writing is published by The Brain Music. A recent graduate of Yale, Elliah has studied with Jeanine Tesori and Michael Korie. Whiffenpoofs of 2015.

Srda Vasiljevic (Director) is a Bosnian-American theatre director recently named "Who's Next" by NEXT Magazine and described as "theater wunderkind already making his mark on Broadway." Recent credits include: When I Started Dating Men (Dixon Place), What's the Deal with Olivia Lee (#serials@theflea), Deaf West's Spring Awakening (AD/Brooks Atkinson), New York Spectacular (AD/Radio City Music Hall), and Frozen, A Musical Spectacular (Associate/Disney Creative Entertainment). Srda is a member of the ENCORES! Off-Center Artists' Board and Lincoln Center Director's Lab. www.sr-da.com