Alice By Heart 2019

Ages: 13+
Opened: February 26, 2019
Closing: April 07, 2019

Alice By Heart - 2019 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space
511 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019

When the madness of the world is too much to bear, we take refuge in the stories we love. Tony and Grammy award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, STEVEN SATER and DUNCAN SHEIK, reunite for their new musical Alice By Heart, inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and directed and co-written by JESSIE NELSON (Waitress).

In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer's budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland.

As they travel through the tale, Alice By Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.

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BWW Interview: Down the Rabbit Hole with ALICE BY HEART's Grace McLean
by Julie Musbach - March 25, 2019

A fish with a porpoise, a lady of many (mad) hats, Grace McLean is currently living life down the rabbit hole in the thrilling new musical Alice By Heart.

ALICE BY HEART Will Release a Cast Album
by Stephi Wild - March 25, 2019

Ghostlight Records has announced it will record a cast album of the new musical Alice By Heart. The show's current New York premiere production from MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) was recently extended through April 7. Alice By Heart has a book by Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson; music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater, and direction by Jessie Nelson. Choreography is by Rick and Jeff Kuperman. The album - produced by Duncan Sheik and Kurt Deutsch, with Craig Balsam and Cody Lassen serving as executive producers - is being recorded March 24-25.

BWW Review: Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson's ALICE BY HEART Turns Blitz-Ravaged London into Wonderland
by Michael Dale - March 17, 2019

According to this reviewer's admittedly casual bit of Googling, the first Broadway production based on Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' was playwright Alice Gerstenberg's version, which opened at the Booth in 1915. But undoubtedly there were many other variations before then.

BWW TV: Welcome to Wonderland! Inside Opening Night of MCC's ALICE BY HEART
by TV - Opening Night Special - March 2, 2019

Earlier this week, MCC Theater celebrated the official opening of the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater and directed by Jessie Nelson.

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MCC's ALICE BY HEART!
by Walter McBride - February 27, 2019

Last night was the official opening of the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater and directed by Jessie Nelson.

Photo Coverage: MCC's ALICE BY HEART Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - February 27, 2019

Last night was the official opening of the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater and directed by Jessie Nelson.

Photo Coverage: The Cast of ALICE BY HEART Takes Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - February 27, 2019

Last night was the official opening of the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater and directed by Jessie Nelson. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the cast taking their bows below!

Review Roundup: Critics Go Down the Rabbit Hole At ALICE BY HEART
by A.A. Cristi - February 26, 2019

The New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater and directed by Jessie Nelson, opens tonight at Atlantic Theatre.

Photo Flash: ALICE BY HEART Announces Additional Extension Plus New Photos
by Julie Musbach - February 15, 2019

MCC Theater announces a one week extension for Alice By Heart and the musical will now play through Sunday, April 7th with tickets now on sale. Ticket demand has been extremely high for the show which has music by Duncan Sheik ; lyrics by Steven Sater and book by Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson.

Photo Flash: Head Down the Rabbit Hole with ALICE BY HEART
by Julie Musbach - February 8, 2019

Previews are underway for the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater and directed by Jessie Nelson. Get a first look at the production below!

VIDEO: Watch Molly Gordon & Colton Ryan Sing 'Afternoon' from ALICE BY HEART
by Nicole Rosky - February 5, 2019

Previews are underway for the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater and directed by Jessie Nelson. Below, watch as Molly Gordon, who plays Alice, and Colton Ryan, who plays Alfred/White Rabbit, perform "Afternoon" from the new musical!

Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's ALICE BY HEART Begins Previews Tomorrow At MCC; Extension Announced
by A.A. Cristi - January 29, 2019

Previews begin tomorrow for the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater and directed by Jessie Nelson. Due to the heavy demand for tickets, MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced a three week extension for the show and tickets are now on sale through Sunday, March 31st.

BWW Interview: Molly Gordon Goes Down the Rabbit Hole In ALICE BY HEART
by Marika O'Hara - January 31, 2019

MCC Theater's production of the New York premiere of Alice By Heart, the new musical from Spring Awakening creators Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, begins previews on January 30th. The show is directed and co-written by Jessie Nelson, who penned the book for Waitress and will be the first show in the Newman Mills Theater, which is part of the new Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space. Alice by Heart stars Molly Gordon as Alice Spencer, a teenager forced to take shelter in an underground tube station during the London Blitz of World War II.

Photo Flash: Fall Down the Rabbit Hole in Rehearsals for MCC's ALICE BY HEART
by Nicole Rosky - January 23, 2019

MCC Theater will soon present the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson; music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater, and directed by Jessie Nelson. Choreography will be by Rick and Jeff Kuperman.

BWW TV: What's MCC's New Musical ALICE BY HEART All About? The Company Explains!
by Nicole Rosky - December 19, 2018

MCC Theater will soon present the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson; music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater, and directed by Jessie Nelson. Choreography will be by Rick and Jeff Kuperman.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Steven Sater, Jessie Nelson & Duncan Sheik's ALICE BY HEART at MCC
by Walter McBride - December 17, 2018

MCC Theater will soon present the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson; music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater, and directed by Jessie Nelson. Choreography will be by Rick and Jeff Kuperman.

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Alice By Heart has had 2 productions including Regional (US) which opened in 2018 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.
Alice By Heart has been nominated for Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Rick Kuperman and Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Paloma Young.

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