Allie Trimm (13: The Musical, Bye Bye Birdie) and Leslie Hiatt (A Christmas Carol, All Shook Up) will join Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster!) in the New York premiere of the new musical The Evolution of a Mann at the cell theatre. Crumm will play a 30-something single New Yorker on the quest to find his perfect date—to an ex-fiancée's wedding.
The Evolution of a Mann features music and lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Douglas J. Cohen (Children's Letters to God, The Opposite of Sex), and a book and lyrics by Dan Elish (13: The Musical) based on his novel, Nine Wives.
Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones), performances will begin September 23 ahead of an October 4 opening at the cell (338 23rd Street, Manhattan).
The Evolution of a Mann follows Henry and his lesbian roommate, who, after receiving an invitation to his ex's wedding, embark on a quest to find Henry’s soulmate, his perfect date.
The production team includes Vadim Feichtner (music supervisor), Eric Svejcar (music director), Libby Stadstad (set), Chris Steckel (lighting), Siena Zoë Allen (costumes), Nathan Scheuer (projections), Kristyn Smith (sound design), Matt Aument (orchestration), Wojcik Seay Casting (casting), Kayla Santos (production stage manager), Brian Reager (associate director), and Liz Flemming (associate producer).
The production is produced by Nancy Manocherian’s the cell; for more information visit thecelltheatre.org.