Casting Announced for Jay Alan Zimmerman's Incredibly Deaf Musical

News   Casting Announced for Jay Alan Zimmerman's Incredibly Deaf Musical
 
A composer determined to keep making music as he is going deaf is the subject of Jay Alan Zimmerman's Incredibly Deaf Musical, which will be presented as part of the upcoming New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Co-presented by Geoffrey Cohen, performances are scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 10 at The Duke on 42nd in Manhattan.

Directed by Kristin McLaughlin, the cast features Paul Amodeo as Jay, Jason Reiff, Pierce Gidez, Amber Harris, Casey Erin Clark, Howard Kaye and Tiffan Borelli.

Based on the real life story of composer Jay Alan Zimmerman, the new musical, according to press notes, "follows Jay, who becomes one ticked-off composer when the noisy buzz of progressive deafness steals away his songs. As he struggles to hold on to the disappearing notes, can his wife and son convince him to strive for something other than fame or death?"

The production will also feature choreography by Derek Roland, musical direction by Emily Otto, set design by Merope Vachlloti, lighting design by Herrick Goldman, projection design by Michael Clark, sound design by Duncan Cutler and costume design by Jesse Dunham.

Performances are scheduled for Sept. 30 at 8 PM, Oct. 2 at 5 PM, Oct. 4 at 1 PM, Oct. 8 at 9 PM, Oct. 9 at 9 PM and Oct. 10 at 1 PM. Tickets, priced $20, can be reserved through nymf.org. The Duke on 42nd is located at 229 West 42nd Street.

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