THE MAGDALENE Plays St. Clement's Theatre, Previews June 14


Beginning a month from now on June 14th, the off-broadway theater scene will be a bit richer with the advent of The Magdalene, a musical play about Mary Magdalene composed by James Olm with a book by Mr. Olm and J.C. Hanley. Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. is the Creative Consultant on the production which is directed by Richard Burk.

With previews beginning on June 14th and an opening night of June 27th, The Magdelene runs through September 4th at St. Clement's Theatre, 423 West 46th Street. Produced by Emerald Green Productions, AF Productions and general managed by Peter Bloch, this musical play's scenic and lighting design is by Sean McIntosh with costumes by Darrell Wagner.

The Magdalene is a contemporary musical about Mary Magdalene. This ultra-progressive story is inspired by the recent discovery of alternative biblical gospels-The Gnostic Gospels. In these Gospels, we find Mary Magdalene-not the prostitute-but the most enlightened of all disciples and the Apostle of all Apostles.

In this musical, Mary and Yeshua are destined to become husband and wife, and face together the dangerous and corrupt powers of the time-the Roman Empire and the church-not only battling the new religious ideas, but also the resistance to empowering women.

Emerald Green and Angelo Fraboni Productions decided that the perfect venue for The Magdelene was St. Clement's Theatre, "a church by day and theatre at night". Hearing the soaring melodies in this setting and experiencing its passionate tale of religion and sacrifice, the producers waited close to a year to be able to present the nearly three month run of The Magdalene in this space.

Linsie VanWinkle, a relative newcomer, a fresh face with a lovely voice, will play the title character. John Anthony, EuGene Barry-Hill, Xander Chauncey, Caleb Damschroder, Devin DeSantis, Faith Engen, Lauren Fijol, Osborn Focht, Laura Huizenga, Patrick Oliver Jones, Evangelia Kingsley, Shad Olsen, complete the cast.

The Magdalene will be performed on the following schedule at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street): June 14-19 Tuesday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm and 7pm; June 22-26 Wednesday-Friday at 8pm, Sat urday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm and 7pm; Opening Night June 27 at 7pm.

To purchase tickets and for post-opening schedule please visit: or by calling Ovation Ticketing at 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111. Ticket prices range between $55-$75

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