Don Quixote, the Rock Star: Emerald Man Plays NYMF, Sept. 12-22

NY Musical Theatre Fest   Don Quixote, the Rock Star: Emerald Man Plays NYMF, Sept. 12-22
 
Emerald Man, a new rock musical based on a modern Don Quixote figure, will begin its run at The New York Musical Theatre Festival on Sept. 12.

Performances will run through Sept. 22 at 37 Arts Theatre, 450 West 37th St.

A modern Don Quixote tale set to a contemporary pop-rock score and based on a true story, Emerald Man centers around comic-obsessed Duncan, who accidentally witnesses a murder by his stepfather and then flees his hometown. Realizing quickly that no one is coming to his rescue, he dons an emerald ring, his one legacy from the father he never knew, and dubs himself "Emerald Man," righter of the world's evils.

The cast includes Christian Whelan (Big Joe/Deathrider), Jessie Novotny (Candy), Elena Gutierrez (Ensemble), Jaygee Macapugay (Ensemble), Stephen Graybill (Marty), Kathleen McCann (Linda), Christian Koneko Carter (Ensemble), Dashaun Young (Jamal), John Ashley Brown (Ensemble), Sincee Daniels (Ensemble), Ben Rauch (Duncan), and LaDonna Burns (Peachy).

The creative team includes Josh Prince (director/choreographer), Janet Cole Valdez (book and lyrics), Marc Bosserman (music), Tom Valdez (music), Shawn Gough (music director), Donyale Werle (set design), Lisa Zinni (costume design), James Milkey (lighting design), Yoshi Lee (sound design) and Evan Newman (associate music director).

Josh Prince has appeared on Broadway in Little Me and Saturday Night Fever. Other credits include the national tours of Cats and The Producers, where he appeared as Carmen Ghia opposite Jason Alexander and Martin Short at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles.

Janet Cole Valdez is a former Motown songwriter. Her songs have appeared in the films Gladiator, The Last Dragon, The Boost, South Beach Academy and Guarded Secrets.

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For more information and to buy tickets, visit the
2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival website

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