FRANKENSTEIN Extends Through March 5 at St. Lukes Theatre

FRANKENSTEIN Extends Through March 5 at St. Lukes Theatre

Producing Artistic Director John Lant, Write Act Repertory and Tamra Pica are pleased to announce the extention of FRANKENSTEIN, a new musical based on Mary Shelley's novel, with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota and directed by Clint Hromsco. The production continues Mondays at 7:00 pm through December 18th, 2017, then returns Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 7:00 pm and continues Mondays at 7:00 pm through March 5th, 2018. St. Luke's Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets cost between $20 and $99 and can be purchased through Telecharge at https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/Frankenstein-a-new-musical or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, please visit https://stlukestheatre.com.

Based on Mary Shelley's classic novel, FRANKENSTEIN is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man's mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation. Having been published in 1818, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is now entering its bicentennial year, and this musical honors that source material. For more information, please visit www.thefrankensteinmusical.com.

Eric B. Sirota (Book, Music and Lyrics) is a composer and playwright, as well as a highly published research scientist and fellow of the American Physical Society, with a PhD in Physics from Harvard. Under the title Day of Wrath, Frankenstein was an Official Selection of the New York Musical Festival's Reading Series in 2015 and also received a reading as part of the Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series. Another one of his musicals, Your Name On My Lips, an original love story, played at Theater for the New City in March 2017.

Music direction and arrangements are by Anessa Marie, lighting design by Maarten Cornelis, set design by Mattew Imhoff, sound design by Liz Howell and costume design Jennifer Anderson. Casting by Tamra Pica Casting.

John Lant (Producing Artistic Director) is a 35-year veteran in the entertainment industry and has been involved in over 600 television, film, music tours, and theatrical productions as a creative director, consultant, and/or above the line entity. An award-winning producer, director, writer, lighting and set designer, John has mounted productions at Cal Arts, Ricardo Montalban, Powerhouse, Glendale Center, Hollywood Playhouse, Long Beach Playhouse, the Jewel Box Theatres and Write Act Repertory. His work and productions garnered DramaLogue, Diamond, ADA Awards, and Garland, ADA and NAACP nominations, as well as LA Weekly and Backstage Picks of the Week. John worked with Jonathan Sanger at Chanticleer Films, on two shorts that won an Emmy and an Oscar, and mentored under Howard Storm. Scripts he has developed include Children's TV Pilots Symphology, Carrot Talk, and cable-themed Anonymous Confessions, and several adapted musicals. John received the California Service Award from the State Legislature for his Community Outreach and Service to the Arts in 2000, 2001, 2008 and 2009. In NYC, he is current Production Manager at Carnegie Hall, and on down time redesigns, redevelops and refurbishes theatres including the upstairs Davenport Theatre, Elektra Theatre, Times Square Arts Center Theatres, the Richmond Shepard, and a new exciting project Summer 2017, refurbishing an old off-Broadway in the Theatre District to its old glory. John's 30-week off-Broadway production of FABULOUS! The Queen of Musicals! was recently licensed through Steele Rights. This past year he produced three off-Broadway Shows at St. Luke's Theatre: Equity production of 2 By Tennessee Williams, the new musical Pillars of New York, and Lili Marlene. Current Producing Artistic Director of Write Act Repertory and Founding Member of newly formed N.M.C.L.O. (New Musical Civic Light Opera), concentrating on the development of Second Stage full musical workshop / productions for off-Broadway shows, and is also the Director of Development for Twisted Media NYC.

Under the artistic leadership of John Lant since 2003, WRITE ACT REPERTORY has produced over 30 Mainstage and 75 original one-act plays in Los Angeles and New York City. Write Act Repertory is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Repertory also produces rarely seen works and unfinished musicals by composers who passed before their work was completed. www.writeactrep.org

Photo Credit: Adam Smith Jr

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