Heather MacRae to Star in Anne of Green Gables Musical
Heather MacRae will headline the cast of TheatreworksUSA's Anne of Green Gables. The world premiere musical, which will be presented as part of the theatre's 45th Anniversary season, will play a limited seven-week engagement at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), beginning Friday, March 23 through Saturday, May 5, 2007. Opening night is Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
"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," according to press materials.
The production features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt ( Spelling Bee), costume design by David Woolard (All Shook Up), lighting design by Clifton Taylor (The Big Voice: God or Merman?) and sound design by Eric Shim (Great Expectations). Dave Hab provides orchestrations.
Tickets are only $25 each, and are now available by visiting or calling www.TicketCentral.com at 212-279-4200. This production is recommended for ages 8 and up. Visti www.TheatreworksUSA.org for more information on TheatreworksUSA.
Photo of Piper Goodeve as Anne by Joan Marcus