Photo Flash: First Look at Abigail Shapiro and More in LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL
Liberty: A Monumental New Musical plays at 42West (514 West 42nd) and will celebrate its opening on July 4th, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Based on true events, Liberty is a fast-paced entertaining 80-minute theatrical experience detailing the arrival of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor in 1884. Coming to the United States in the middle of a national immigration debate and a terrible recession, political forces are aligning to deport her. With a strong resolve and a mighty spirit, she battles to gain acceptance and eventually becomes the enduring symbol of our country.
Liberty cast includes: Abigail Shapiro (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) as Liberty are Mark Aldrich (Broadway: Newsies, Ragtime), Brandon Andrus (Broadway: Side Show); Nick Devito (Regional: Baby), Ryan Duncan (Broadway: Shrek), C. Mingo Long (Broadway Encores: South Pacific, Purlie),Vincent McCoy (Tours: Magic Tree House: The Musical), Keaton Micucci, Tyrone L. Robinson (National Tours: The Lion King, Book Of Mormon), Emma Rosenthal (Regional: Candide, Brigadoon), Tina Stafford (National Tour: Once, The Musical). Creative team includes: Jamie Roderick (Lighting Design), Deborah Hobson (Costume Design), Michael Cassara, CSA (Casting), Cherie B. Tay (Production Stage Manager), Form Theatricals, Anthony Francavilla and Zachary Laks (General Management).
Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, is adapted from original material by Dana Leslie Goldstein, Jon Goldstein and Robert Bruce McIntosh, features a book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein with music by Jon Goldstein, directed by Evan Pappas with musical direction by Jeffrey Lodin and produced by Theresa Wozunk, MMW Productions, Erik Stangvik, and Tim Harper.
Liberty previously completed an 8-week run at the East Village's Theatre 80 St. Marks last year where it was called, "A winning musical. Kids and teens will find inspiration in Liberty's perseverance" (NBC).
Photo Credit: Russ Rowland
The cast of 'LIBERTY'
Emma Rosenthal and Nick DeVito