Attachment, New Musical About Adoption, Will Open Musical Mondays Theatre Lab's Spring Season

News   Attachment, New Musical About Adoption, Will Open Musical Mondays Theatre Lab's Spring Season
 
Attachment, a  new musical about an adoption that turns unexpectedly dark, will open the spring 2011 season of Musical Mondays Theatre Lab, March 24 at the Jerry Orbach Theater in the Snapple Theater Center.

Attachment features a book by Charlie Schulman and music and lyrics by Michael Roberts. The show is the brain-child of Harrington Award-winning composer Carl Danielsen and forensic psychologist and conductor Loej Daschler.

Barry Anderson (Legally Blonde) and Susan Tilson (Blood Brothers, Falsettos) will lead the cast, which will also include Robbie Tann (NYMF's History of War), Jonathan Munro and Travis Nunes. Nick Corley will direct, and Aaron Jodoin will serve as music director.

According to press notes, "Attachment is the story of a 40-something happily married couple who adopt a five-year-old Russian boy, only to discover that the child’s abusive past emerges in his everyday behavior, sometimes unexpectedly violent. After the boy threatens to kill his adoptive mother, the husband challenges his wife to choose between him and their adoptive son and the marriage starts to unravel. The wife begins treating the boy with a controversial therapy technique which proves to be challenging, frustrating, and often ridiculous. Will the therapy work? Will the marriage and this family survive?"

The Snapple Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th Street. Single tickets are $15. For reservations, call (212) 989-6706 or email reservations@musicalmondays.org.

* Musical Mondays Theatre Lab is celebrating its 11th year of providing a first look at new musicals. Previous shows presented include Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Next to Normal under the title of Feeling Electric, the Kleban Prize-winning Wanda’s World, See Rock City, Cupid and Psyche, Abie’s Island Rose and Calvin Berger, as well as new work by Amanda Green, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.

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