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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE FOLK SINGER at TNC

The cast for the world premiere of THE FOLK SINGER, presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) has been announced. The new musical about contemporary times is set to open Sunday, October 9th, with previews beginning Thursday, September 29th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below!

Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd.

Featured in the cast are: Mary Adams (Queensboro Bridge), Matthew Angel (Young Benjamin Banneker), Larry Fleishman (Beau Jest; Maid In Manhattan), Olivia A. Griffin (NYC debut), Micha Lazare (Fuerza Bruta), Andy Striph (The Good Wife; I Love You...But I Lied), and Nick McGuiness (The Following).

THE FOLK SINGER tells a story of a young musician who wants to write songs as relevant today as those of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez were in their heyday. Working with like-minded local folk singers, he organizes a folk festival for the 21st century, highlighting contemporary issues and reaching out to the audiences through social media for more awareness.

Set design is by Mark Marcante, with lighting design by Alexander Bartienieff, sound design by Alex Santullo, and prop design is by Lytza Colon. Danielle Hauser is the assistant director.

The performance schedule for THE FOLK SINGER is as follows: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees on Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors and students.) Box office: 212.254.1109, SmartTix: 212.868.4444 or purchase online at www.smarttix.com. For more about the show, visit www.thefolksinger-anewmusical.com.

Photo Credit: Michael Blase

Projection image of the Rusty Knot bar: photo © Chris Mottalini. Used with permission.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE FOLK SINGER at TNC
Mary Adams and Andy Striph

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE FOLK SINGER at TNC
Andy Striph and Larry Fleishman

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE FOLK SINGER at TNC
Andy Striph and Mary Adams

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE FOLK SINGER at TNC
Andy Striph

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE FOLK SINGER at TNC
Nick McGuiness , Mary Adams, Matthew Angel, Micha Lazare, and Andy Striph

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE FOLK SINGER at TNC
Andy Striph, Mary Adams, and Matthew Angel



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