50-Year Romance Turned Pop-Rock Musical Begins Tonight Off-Broadway

News   50-Year Romance Turned Pop-Rock Musical Begins Tonight Off-Broadway 59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company's New York premiere of Long Story Short, a pop rock musical adapted by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache, begins previews Feb. 28 Off-Broadway. 

Bryce Ryness
Bryce Ryness

Kent Nicholson (Five Flights) directs Pearl Sun (If/Then) and Bryce Ryness (Hair), portraying the funny and frazzled 50-year romance between Asian-American Hope and Jewish Charles, from first date to old age. The limited engagement will play through March 29 at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is scheduled for March 10.

According to press notes, the 95-minute show illuminates "the challenges and joys of a life time of love. Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda (Striking 12) turn Schulner's play into a touching, melodic pop-rock musical."

Featuring music direction by Vadim Feichtner, the design team includes David L. Arsenault (scenic design); Kirche Leigh Zeile (costume design); Grant W. S. Yeager (lighting design); and Kevin Heard (sound design). The production stage manager is Emily Paige Ballou.

59E59 Theaters is located at 59 East 59th St., between Park and Madison Aves., New York. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 59e59.org or call (212) 279-4200.

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