Theater for the New City Finds Cast for THE OPEN GATE
Theater for the New City has announced the cast of THE OPEN GATE, a new musical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel The Manor, which will begin previews on Sunday October 14th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). The cast features Matthew Angel, Doriya Bolton, Israel Chaplin, Matthew Joshua Cohen, Danny Echevarria, Daisy Guevara, Judy Gray, Joel Martin, Olivia Murphy, Christian Pineda, Guy Prir, Ana Mery Rivera, Emily Roberson, Antoinette Ryan, Lucius Seo, David F. Slone, Lisa Sokolov and Angelica Sumner.
The musical which deals with the fates of a wealthy Jewish businessman and his four daughters begins previews on Thursday, October 11th. Written and directed by David WIllinger, THE OPEN GATE has music composed by Arthur Abrams and choreography by Michael Vazquez. The show will play a limited engagement through October 27th. Tickets are $20 and $10 for seniors and students, which can be purchased by clicking on the following link: https://www.smarttix.com/Event/opeE0E or by calling 212-868-4444. In an effort to reach all audiences, tickets for previews for THE OPEN GATE will be priced as "pay what you can" and are only available at the Box Office the day or performance.
THE OPEN GATE centers around an upwardly mobile Jewish family that started out in the humblest beginnings in 19thcentury Poland and their conflict with social and scientific changes of the time. As changes of all kinds whirl about, pious small-town Jewish businessman, Calman Jacoby makes a grab for the opportunities and gets sucked into the whirlwind of consequences with his entire family in this tuneful, heartfelt musical. This historical mosaic deals with the struggle between modern thought and values and the old life of intense piety.
Set design is by Mark Marcante, with lighting design by Alex Bartenieff, costume design by Carolyn Adams, sound design by Santos Collado, video design by Kayla Lessard and prop design by Lytza Colon. Matt Benson is the musical director
The performance schedule for THE OPEN GATE is as follows: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees on Sundays at 3pm through October 27th.
Photo: Back row, left to right: Lisa Sokolov, David Slone, Lucius Seo, Daniel Echevarria, Olivia Murphy - Front row, left to right: Joel Martin, Wendy Lazarus, Ana Mery Rivera, Emily Roberson - Photo by Maria Baranova