BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Prospect Theater Company's THE UNDERCLASSMAN

By: Dec. 08, 2014

Prospect Theater Company presents The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. Performances ran through November 30 at The Duke on 42nd Street, located at 229 W. 42nd Street, NYC.

The Underclassman featured Matt Dengler (A Little Night Music) as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jessica Grové as Ginevra King, Piper Goodeve (Anne of Green Gables) as Marie Hersey, Marrick Smith (Revolution in the Elbow) as John Peale Bishop, Billy Hepfinger as Edmund Wilson. The ensemble includes Jordan Bondurant, Elizabeth Burton, Jason Edward Cook, Ian Fairlee, Matt Gibson, Holland Grossman, Christopher Herr, Adam Machart, Drama Desk nominee Jeremy Morse (Bloodsong of Love), C.J. Pawlikowski, Davey Rosenberg, Michael Romeo Ruocco, Liz Shivener, and Whitney Winfield,

With music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills andCara Reichel, The Underclassman is inspired by Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise, which catapulted him to fame and established him as the voice of his generation.

Cara Reichel directed, with choreography by Christine O'Grady, and music direction and orchestrations by Daniel Feyer.

The design team included Ann Bartek (sets), Sidney Shannon (costumes), Brian Tovar (lights), and Kevin Heard (sound). Taylor Alyssa Marun is production stage manager.