1950's New Orleans-Set Jazz Musical to Have World Premiere Off-Broadway

News   1950's New Orleans-Set Jazz Musical to Have World Premiere Off-Broadway
Theater Row's Clurman Theater Off-Broadway will present the world premiere of Nancy Harrow's jazz musical For the Last Time, set in 1950's New Orleans and inpsired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The Marble Faun."

For the Last Time features a book by Will Pomerantz and Harrow, based on the story of a beautiful artist who finds herself hunted by a mysterious man. The show will be directed by Pomerantz with arrangements/orchestrations by Dennis Mackrel and music direction by Cody Owen Stine. Performances are set to begin May 19 with an official opening night scheduled for May 28.

Harrow has recorded 16 albums with such noted jazz musicians as John Lewis, Roland Hanna, Clark Terry and Phil Woods among others. Her jazz CD "The Marble Faun," was similarly inspired by Hawthorne's writing and the basis for the new musical. This is her fourth collaboration with director and co-writer Pomerantz.

The cast will feature Brittany Campbell, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Kim Exum, Britton Smith , Anita Welch, Reggie D. White and Jason Veasey. The eight-piece jass ensemble will feature associate musical director Alphonso Horne, Owen Broder, Carrie Dowell, Robert Edwards , Nathan Ellman-Bell, Eleanor Norton, and Eric Wheeler.

The production will feature scenic design by John McDermott, costumes by Whitney Locher , lighting design by Jimmy Lawlor, sound design by Kevin Heard, props by Judy Merrick, fight choreography Cristina Knutson, stage management by Angie Hesterman. Production manager is Corey Pearlstein and casting by Michael Cassara.

Theater Row’s Clurman Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd St. Tickets are $39-79 and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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