Gritty New Musical THE DEATH OF THE MOON Headed Off-Broadway This Fall

MC Theatrical Productions has announced that it will present THE DEATH OF THE MOON, a dramatic new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Michael Ferrara, September 12th - October 8th at the Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theatre (1627 Broadway). The official opening will be on September 17th.

THE DEATH OF THE MOON is an alluringly gritty new musical that tells the story of a young woman's life as it spirals down into a world of drugs and prostitution. The woman, Danielle, fanaticizes of stardom, yet is derailed by self-destructive choices and addiction.

The cast of THE DEATH OF THE MOON features Chloe Tucker, playing Danielle.

The THE DEATH OF THE MOON creative team includes Lauren Page Russell as Properties Master, Andrew Griffin as violist, and Rachel Gawell as cellist. Assistant scenic and costume design by Lauren Page Russell, lighting design by Grant W. S. Yeager and stage management by Angie Perez and Brianna Reedy.

Performances of THE DEATH OF THE MOON are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 7PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM, and Sundays at 3PM. The first preview is September 12th. Opening night is September 17th and the show runs through October 8th. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com/The-Death-of-the-Moon-NY-tickets/artist/2406466 The Theater Center's box office number is: 212.921.7862.

For more about the show, visit www.thedeathofthemoon.com.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Michael Ferrara (Music Director) is a versatile and eclectic musician, equally at home in such diverse roles as conducting symphonic repertoire and performing in musical theater and opera pit orchestras. Currently he is residing in New York City and pursuing his career in music as a conductor and music director. His recent credits include: Music Director: Hair (Columbia University), Pianist and Music Director: New York Symphony's performance of Carmina Burana at the Washington Square Park Music Festival, and Music Director: Hairspray (Laguna Playhouse).

Alyssa Krompier (Assistant Director) is a New York City-based director and actor. She holds a B.A. in theater from Rutgers University and has worked for the Tony Award-winning Crossroads Theatre Company. Past directing credits include Dog Sees God and Next to Normal, as well as various children's theater productions around the NY/NJ regional area. Most recently, Alyssa played the starring role in the Off-Broadway production of The Virgin Slayer.

Chloe Tucker (Danielle) was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been performing professionally since the age of 4. LA credits include Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Velma Kelly in Chicago and various commercials. Other credits include Sophie in the Mamma Mia! National tour and Ginny in Chasing the Song at the La Jolla Playhouse. Most recently, she wrapped production on the television pilot "Adventure Capital." She attended the Hamilton Academy of Music and the Boston Conservatory.

Craig Napoliello (Scenic and Costume Design). Selected credits: Regional: Peter and the Starcatcher, (VA Rep-nom. Best Set Design), Witness For The Prosecution (Fulton Theatre), The Music Man in concert (Two River Theater). Off-Broadway: Come Light My Cigarette (Theatre at St. Clement's), I Forgive You, Ronald Regan (Beckett Theatre), The Brady Bunch (Theatre at St. Clement's), Sexual Healing (Rattapallax Productions). Other: The Violet Hour, Body Language, Bridgebody (The Active Theater); Interchange (WorkShop Theatre Company). Associate Scenic Designer: Broadway: In Transit. Off-Broadway: Appropriate, The Robber Bridegroom, Old Hats, Daphne's Dive. Upcoming: world premiere of River Ditty (VA Rep). www.napoliellodesign.com

Grant W. S. Yeager (Lighting Designer). NY: Empathitrax (Colt Coeur); Now. Here. This. (Vineyard); Between Worlds (NWS); Chimichangas and Zoloft (Atlantic); Long Story Short (Prospect); A Tribute to David Bowie (Radio City Music Hall); Designer for The New York Pops Orchestra 2012-present; 50+ concerts at Carnegie Hall. Regional/Int'l: The Nest (Denver Center); Dear Elizabeth (Dorset Theatre Festival); Shida (ART); Joseph... (Dallas Theater Center); Soul Doctor (Parker Playhouse); Backwards in High Heels (Cleveland Playhouse); Academy (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Siudy Entre Mundos (Venezuela, Mexico); Central Avenue Breakdown (Korea). Member of Colt Coeur Theatre Company. www.grantyeagerdesign.com

Cesa Entertainment (Executive Producer) is a Broadway producing & general management company that's past projects include: Pippin (Tony Award), Colin Quinn Long Story Short (directed by Jerry Seinfeld), Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway (Tony Award nom), Lombardi, Godspell. West End: Hair. Off-Broadway producing and general management: Nothing to Hide (directed by Neil Patrick Harris), Bullet for Adolf (written & directed by Woody Harrelson); CELIA: The Life & Music of Celia Cruz; La Barberia; Los Big Names (Drama Desk nom), The Women of Lockerbie (starring Judith Ivey); 21 Dog Years; Love, Janis; Love Child; Criss Angel Mindfreak and many more.

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