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MOLASSES IN JANUARY Begins Previews May 9 Photo MOLASSES IN JANUARY Begins Previews May 9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Spanning 1915 to 1919, set against the backdrop of Boston's Italian North End Immigrants, MOLASSES IN JANUARY is a charming historical fiction musical that tells the story of Anna, a single mother doing her best to raise her children in a world caught up in the turmoil of the first World War. As rumors grow about the potential construction of an enormous molasses tank that will be used to make liquor and gun powder for the war, so do the hopes for potential prosperity. But suddenly on an unusually warm January day, the tank bursts and two million gallons of molasses come crashing down around Anna and her family discovers that life can change in a moment. The music of MOLASSES IN JANUARY is performed in the traditional style of the Great American Song Book, similar to Fiddler on the Roof and Gypsy.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with MOLASSES IN JANUARY Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with MOLASSES IN JANUARY
by Julie Musbach - Apr 27, 2018

MOLASSES IN JANUARY, an original new musical about a struggling family of Italian immigrants who are literally swept up in the Boston Molasses disaster of 1919, will make its full Off-Broadway premiere on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 and have an open run in the Anne Bernstein Theatre at The Theater Center.

MOLASSES IN JANUARY Begins Previews May 9 Photo MOLASSES IN JANUARY Begins Previews May 9
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2018

Spanning 1915 to 1919, set against the backdrop of Boston's Italian North End Immigrants, MOLASSES IN JANUARY is a charming historical fiction musical that tells the story of Anna, a single mother doing her best to raise her children in a world caught up in the turmoil of the first World War. As rumors grow about the potential construction of an enormous molasses tank that will be used to make liquor and gun powder for the war, so do the hopes for potential prosperity. But suddenly on an unusually warm January day, the tank bursts and two million gallons of molasses come crashing down around Anna and her family discovers that life can change in a moment. The music of MOLASSES IN JANUARY is performed in the traditional style of the Great American Song Book, similar to Fiddler on the Roof and Gypsy.

MOLASSES IN JANUARY Slated For Open-Ended Run At The Theater Center - Photo MOLASSES IN JANUARY Slated For Open-Ended Run At The Theater Center -
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2018

MOLASSES IN JANUARY, an original new musical about a struggling family of Italian immigrants who are literally swept up in the Boston Molasses disaster of 1919, will make its full Off-Broadway premiere on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 and have an open run in the Jerry Orbach Theatre at The Theater Center, located at 1627 Broadway. Written and composed by Francine Pellegrino and directed by Whitney Stone with musical direction by Michael Wittenburg, this spirited new musical will have its official opening on Thursday, May 24th at 5PM. 

VIDEO: MOLASSES IN JANUARY Releases New Promo‚Ä"Only Two Performances Left
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 23, 2016

Molasses in January is a fun, new musical for all ages! Book, lyrics, and music by Francine Pellegrino, the recently workshopped show is being transferred to The Davenport Theatre Off Broadway. Director Whitney Stone will be returning to the production after directing it's two developmental workshops last fall at the Times Square Arts Center. Only two performances of the production remain: October 25th, and November 1st.

Off-Broadway's MOLASSES IN JANUARY Offers Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Molasses in January Off-Broadway at The Davenport Theatre is now offering a limited number of Rush Tickets for each performance. Rush Tickets are sold for $15 (cash only) at the box office 15 minutes before curtain.

MOLASSES IN JANUARY Announces Off Broadway Cast and Creative Team
by Nora Dominick - Aug 29, 2016

Molasses in January is a fun, new musical for all ages! Book, lyrics, and music by Francine Pellegrino, the recently workshopped show is being transferred to The Davenport Theatre Off Broadway. Director Whitney Stone will be returning to the production after directing it's two developmental workshops last fall at the Times Square Arts Center.