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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Musical to Play Theater for the New City This Summer

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Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director presents Pride & Prejudice, A New Musical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel with Book, Music and Lyrics by John Taylor Thomas, and Book and Lyrics by Lissa Moira. 15 performances will be staged at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from June 18 - July 12, 2015.

A tale of two sets of very different lovers and the pitfalls (some of their own making and some imposed by the strict hierarchical society that demands that everybody - especially women know their place) they encounter on their separate roads to finding each other. The mise en scene is early 19th century at war with Napoleon, while members of its intelligentsia fight a war in print about women's' duties in maintain family values and by extension the fabric of the nation versus a nascent feminist movement.

Lissa Moira will direct a cast of 19, including Jeffrey Marc Alkins, Louisa Bradshaw*, Thom Brown, Chris Donovan*, Emily Hin, Rebecca Knowles, Mark Lang, Stephanie Leone, Caroline Lyell, Frances Franklin McGovern, James Parks, Katya Powder, Jonathan Fox Powers, Katherine Rose Riley, Robert Charles Russell*, Britney Simone, Henrietta Stevenson, Hallie Wage, and Amanda Yachechak. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase.

Pride & Prejudice, A New Musical is presented by Theater for the New City. Director: Lissa Moira; Choreographer: Robert Gonzalez, Jr.; Sound Designer: Roy Chang; Sets & Props Designer, and Costume Coordinator: Lytza Colon; Lighting Designer: Alex Bartenieff.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting Smarttix.com. For more information, visit the show website at TheaterForTheNewCity.net.

Performances will be held from June 18-July 12, 2015, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. No performances from July 2-5.

The runtime for Pride & Prejudice is approximately 2:30, which includes one 15-minute intermission.


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