Lesli Margherita & PJ Griffith to Lead A SCYTHE OF TIME at NYMF

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The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME will be presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A Scythe of Time is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland). It will begin performances on July 21 and will run through July 26, 2016. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org.

Inspired by two stories from Edgar Allan Poe, A SCYTHE OF TIME takes us to London, 1881, where the public can't get enough of the infamously sensational Blackwood Articles, in which writers take their own lives and, in the process of dying, record their experience with death. On the other side of town, our heroine Signore Zenobia embarks on a quest to unravel the mystery of the articles in an effort to save her own magazine, and finds time pressing down on her as she composes a Blackwood Article of her very own. A bizarre tale of power and love, poetic justice and bloody revenge, A SCYTHE OF TIME shows us just how far one goes for fame and recognition in an absurd world.

Performances Schedule: Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, July 23 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, July 23 at 5:00 pm; Sunday, July 24 at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, July 26 at 9:00 pm

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Cast includes; Lesli Margherita (Broadway: Matilda. West End: Zoro, Olivier Award), PJ Griffith (Sleep No More, American Idiot), Matt Dengler (Broadway: The Visit, A Little Night Music), Brandon Brune (Misconception: The Lost Gospel of Christmas, Les Miserables), Blair Alexis Brown (Adding Machine, Master Class), Emily Claire Hughes (National Tour: Junie B. Jones), Lance Olds (National Tour: Carnival!, Footloose), Danny Rutigliano (Regional: Disney's High School Musical), and Alex Syiek (Zorba!, Les Miserables). Creative team includes: Starlet Jacobs (Set Design), Lindsay McWilliams (Costume Designer), Nick Solyom (Lighting Designer), David M. Lawson (Sound Designer), Dan Scully (Projection Design), Marisa Levy (Production Stage Manager), Lisa Dozier King (General Manager), Michael Cassara (Casting). A SCYTHE OF TIME is produced by Nicole Swanson.

Despite, being on two different sides of the pond, the creative team of Harris (in Wales) and Swanson (in Georgia) with director David Alpert (New York), thanks to technology and a passion for the project, have been able to work seamlessly together to create A SCYTHE OF TIME, which received its first closed door development reading in October 2014.

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