Music of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter Headed Off-Broadway in RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD
MWM Live (formerly Relevant Theatricals), the company that brought you the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet, is proud to announce RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD, a new musical featuring music & lyrics by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, set to open this fall at Greenwich Village's Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane).
Directed and choreographed by Rachel Klein (More Than All the World), with a book by Michael Norman Mann, RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD will feature additional music & lyrics by Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, and Greg Anton, with musical supervision and arrangements by Jeff Chimenti.
Previews will begin on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, with opening night set for Sunday, October 29, 2017.
RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD brings the music and lyrics of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter to the stage. This new musical set in 1920s Maryland tells the fantastical and comedic tale of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers as they gamble their way to love and riches.
RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD will feature a cast of eight actor-musicians on stage at the intimate Minetta Lane Theatre, in the tradition of some of the 20th century's most popular musicians playing the iconic venues of Greenwich Village. Leading them is musical supervisor and arranger Jeff Chimenti, the extraordinary keyboardist who, since 1997, has played several tours such as Fare Thee Well, Furthur, and Dead & Company.
The cast of RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD will feature Brian Russell Carey (A Christmas Carol) as Dudley, Maggie Hollinbeck (Once First National Tour) as Glendine, David Park (Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil) as Liam, Michael McCoy Reilly (Hoots & Hellmouth) as Jessup, Natalie Storrs (Sister Act First National Tour) as Melinda, Debbie Christine Tjong (Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical) as Bertha, Michael Viruet (Pitch Perfect) as Mick, and Scott Wakefield (Ring of Fire) as Jack.
The production will feature music direction by Andy Peterson (More Than All The World), scenic design by Robert Andrew Kovach (The Anthem), costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter (The Wolves), lighting design by Jamie Roderick (That Bachelorette Show), sound design by M. Florian Staab (Curvy Widow), and projection design by Brad Peterson (Cats).
Ticket prices range from $58-$88, with premium tickets available for $125. American Express Pre-sale begins on Wednesday, September 13 at 10:00am through Wednesday, September 20 at 9:59am. Audience Rewards pre-sale begins on Wednesday, September 20 at 10:00am and lasts through Monday, September 25 at 9:59am. General on-sale begins Monday, September 25 at 10:00am. All tickets will be available for purchase via Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Minetta Lane Theatre Box Office beginning October 3 at 1:00pm. The box office will be open Tuesdays - Sunday, 1pm to 6pm.
The performance schedule for RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD is as follows: Tuesday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:30pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:00pm.
For more about the show, visit www.redrosesgreengold.com.
MICHAEL NORMAN MANN (Book), a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a member of the Dramatists Guild since 1993, has had his work performed in San Jose, Los Gatos, San Francisco, Jackson Hole, North Hollywood, and New York. He is the recipient of a GLAAD Media Award for Best Stage Production (LA), Drama-Logue Awards for both Best Drama and Outstanding Achievement in Writing, the National Musical Theatre Network's Directors' Choice Award, and has been nominated for the San Francisco Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical (Book).
JEFF CHIMENTI (Musical Supervisor/Arrangements) is the tenured keyboard player for most post-Garcia era Grateful Dead projects. Beginning in 1997, Jeff has played with Bob Weir's RatDog, Phil Lesh & Friends, and participated in every band related tour including the Fare Thee Well shows, and currently The Dead & Company with John Mayer, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzman, Mickey Hart, and Oteil Burbridge. Jeff also frequently tours with Steve Kimock & Friends, Voodoo Dead, and The Golden Gate Wingmen.
Rachel Klein (Director/Choreographer) recently directed the celebrity roast of Michael Musto raising money for the Callen Lorde Center, which included appearances by Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Vilance, Bianca Del Rio and Jinkx Monsoon. Off-Broadway Direction: Around the World in 80 Days (The Davenport Theatre); The Anthem (Starring RAndy Jones, the Original Cowboy from the Village People); Gay Bride of Frankenstein (The Davenport Theatre). Selected NYC Theatre: Tink! (New York Musical Festival); More Than All the World (musical adaptation of Marlowe's Edward II); Symphony of Shadows (Jerome Robbins Foundation commission); Secret Summer (an immersive Midsummer Night's Dream); Circus of Circus (The House of Yes/NY Innovative Theatre Awards Nominee for Outstanding Direction); The Tragedy of Maria Macabre (Tides Foundation commission). Selected Regional and Workshops: Snow (Playwright's Horizons); 54 The Musical (Axelrod Entertainment); A Midsummer Night's Dream (New Brunswick Shakespeare Festival, NJ); Dracula (Jenny Wiley Theatre, KY); Happily (NYMF); The Happy Hooker: The Xaviera Hollander Story (Musical Theatre Factory). Ms. Klein is a member of the SDC, holds a BA in Theatrical Direction from Columbia College, studied at the International Directors Symposium in Spoleto, Italy, and serves as Artistic Director of Belle Reve Productions, an immersive theatrical Production Company. For more info: www.rachelkleindirector.com
MWM LIVE (Producer) (Formerly Relevant Theatricals). Founded in 2006 by Gigi Pritzker and Ted Rawlins, MWM Live is a theatrical entertainment division of Madison Wells Media, a multi-faceted Los Angeles-based media company known for its storytelling across diversified platforms. MWM Live is a leading creator and developer of musicals for Broadway, touring and regional production. MWM Live has developed and produced a variety of critically acclaimed projects, including the Tony Award-winning, Million Dollar Quartet. Madison Wells Media was named one of Fast Company's Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood for 2017.