FRANKENSTEIN Musical Celebrates 100 Weeks Off-Broadway At St. Luke's Theatre
FRANKENSTEIN celebrates 100 weeks playing Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre, where it continues on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM in an open-run. With book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota, FRANKENSTEIN is directed by Clint Hromsco, with music direction by Kent Kim and produced by John Lant, Write Act Repertory and Tamra Pica.
FRANKENSTEIN performed last week at "Broadway in Bryant Park", sharing the stage with Phantom of the Opera, Mean Girls and Tootsie. Bryant Park sits in the shadow of the New York Public Library, which is particularly meaningful to FRANKENSTEIN's composer/playwright Eric Sirota. "The library houses the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection which contains manuscripts and other materials associated with Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein two centuries ago. In 2016, I attended a symposium at the library, about the 'year without a summer', 1816, the dreary atmosphere which inspired Mary Shelley when she first penned her groundbreaking novel. I hope I did justice to her work. . . Having the amazing cast perform excerpts and hearing the musical heartbeat echo off the monumental façade of the library was quite powerful."
FRANKENSTEIN, is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship. Published in 1818, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has recently celebrated its bicentennial and this musical honors its source material as a contemporary work of musical theatre. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end human mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, Victor grants none to his creation. For more info, please visit TheFrankensteinMusical.com
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St. Luke's Theatre is located Off-Broadway at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Restaurant Row near Times Square. Tickets cost between $29 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 TheFrankensteinMusical.com. For group discounts please contact info@TheFrankensteinMusical.com
Eric B. Sirota is a composer and playwright, as well as an established research scientist and fellow of the American Physical Society, with a PhD in Physics from Harvard and over 90 highly cited publications and 20 patents. Under the title Day of Wrath, FRANKENSTEIN was an Official Selection of the New York Musical Festival's Reading Series in 2015. Another one of his musicals, Your Name On My Lips, an original love story, played at Theater for the New City in 2017. He was honored to receive the Denis Diderot Artists-in-Residence grant to attend the Chateau d'Orquevaux artist's residency this summer, where he had the opportunity to work on a new musical.
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
(in photo: Lauren Hugh)