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Prospect Presents Timothy Huang's New Musical, AMERICAN MORNING


Prospect Presents Timothy Huang's New Musical, AMERICAN MORNING

Prospect Theater Company will present a workshop production of Timothy Huang's award-winning original musical AMERICAN MORNING from May 8 - 19, 2019 Prospect Theater Company (Melissa Huber, Managing Director / Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to present a workshop staging of American Morning, with book, music and lyrics by Timothy Huang, from May 8th through May 19th, 2019. The production will be staged in the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres.

The creative team is led by director and choreographer Marlo Hunter, who previously helmed Carner & Gregor's Unlock'd for Prospect, for which she received an SDC Callaway Award. Julianne B. Merrill is the music director. The design team and cast will be announced shortly.

American Morning is an original musical that examines the modern-day immigrant experience from the point of view of two Chinese immigrant cab drivers in New York City: Chin and Eng share a taxi medallion, a homeland, and the American Dream. While Eng slowly climbs the ladder of success by day, Chin falls short by night, and their partnership spirals towards a single, desperate act. When so much ties the two together, what drives them apart?

American Morning (previously titled Costs of Living) was the recipient of a 2016 Richard Rodgers Award, a 2015 B-Side Theatricals New American Musical Award, and an official selection of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Festival of New Works in 2015. It was developed at the Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals in 2016, and was a selection of the ASCAP Musical Theater workshop in 2011, as well as the Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop's 2012 Master Class, moderated by Stephen Sondheim.

American Morning was inspired by a 2009 New York Times article written by Corey Kilgannon and was later featured in the NYT City Room Blog.

Tickets are available at or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets are $25 for the first two performances: May 8 & May 9 at 7pm. Tickets May 10 through 19 are $35. Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 7p, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. There is also a Thursday matinee on May 16 at 2pm. Performances are at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019) in the Mezzanine Theatre.

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