ORPHAN TRAIN Set For Grand Central Station In October

A potentially groundbreaking production of the new musical ORPHAN TRAIN is set to play in one of New York City's most well-known and beloved landmarks in October, Grand Central Station.

ORPHAN TRAIN features music by Doug Katsoros, lyrics by Michael Barry Greer and a book by L.E. McCullough.

Emmy Award-winner Patricia Birch directs and choreographs the production, which has been seen previously in New York as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival and throughout the country on tour.

ORPHAN TRAIN will be presented at Grand Central Station's Vanderbilt Hall on October 11 and 12 as part of the year-long centenary celebration of the remarkable NYC venue.

The official synopsis for ORPHAN TRAIN is as follows: "ORPHAN TRAIN is a compelling new musical about the tumultuous beginning fo the Children's Aid Society in during the final half of the 19th century. It follows the story of 6 children on their journey from the streets of New York to new lives in the heart of America - always with promise, but not always with the intended results. Started by the reverend Charles Loring Brace, and with children accompanied by the young Harriet Pemberton, the Orphan Trains started what we now know as the foster care system."

More information on ORPHAN TRAIN is available at the show's official Facebook page here.

Check out the official Grand Central Station site page about the premiere here.

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