Theater for the New City Presents
Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical
Thursday, April 17, 2014 through Sunday, May 04, 2014
Broadway & Cabaret Stars Bring Classic Tale to Life in Original Musical with a Cast of 35!
Length: 2 hrs 30 mins
Seating: General Admission
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Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director presents Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical based on the classic Charles Dickens novel with book by Robert Sickinger, music and lyrics by Alaric Jans. Performances will be staged Off-Broadway at the Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from April 17-May 5, 2014.
Lissa Moira will direct a cast of 35, including Broadway star Luba Mason* (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, How to Succeed, Sunset Blvd.), Cabaret luminary Karen Kohler* (Das Cabaret, Vienna to Weimar w/ KT Sullivan), Becca Gottlieb* (Nat. Tours: Damn Yankees, The Wedding Singer), and Douglas McDonnell (Metropolitan & New York City Operas), with Rachel Daye Adams, William Broderick*, Jonathan Powers, David F. Slone, Jose Amor, Sage Bachalter, Anik Baker, Malin Barr, Alex Baturin, Rachel Baum, Sam Benedict, Thom Brown, Autumn Nia Fore, Virginia Franks, Carlos Gomez, Hannah Granik, Chloe Himmelman, Larry E. Johnson, Patrick Kenner, Stephanie Leone, Gloria Makino*, David “Zen” Mansley, Rita McCann, Tanner Murray, Chris Neher, Nia Nichole, Elisa Nikoloulias, Holly Rae Phillips*, Robert Charles Russell, Mary Elizabeth Schneider, and Amanda Yachechak. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase.
Join the Crummles Troupe in protest mode as they bring The Nickleby Family, The Squeers, The Cheerybles, Smike, Newman Noggs and an array of early Victorian era characters to life. Left penniless after his father’s death, teenage Nicholas, his mother and sister embark on a journey to London to seek help from their Uncle Ralph, who immediately dislikes Nicholas and finds work for him in The Squeers’ boarding school. Run like a prison, Nicholas is horrified by the school’s conditions and escapes with crippled friend Smike back to London. Reunited with his family, Nicholas finds himself defending the honor of his family and friends against his Uncle’s deceptions. With a cast of 35, including six children, Charles Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical, has all of the comedic satire and memorable characters of Dickens’ famous romantic 1830’s novel with themes of class inequality and social injustice still relevant today.
Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical is suitable for all ages.