Musical Based on Gnostic Gospels, The Magdalene, to Bow Off-Broadway

News   Musical Based on Gnostic Gospels, The Magdalene, to Bow Off-Broadway The new musical The Magdalene, inspired by the Gnostic gospels that portray Mary Magdalene in a new light, will begin previews Off-Broadway June 14 at the Theatre at St. Clement's. The production will officially open June 27 for a run through Sept. 4.

Lindsie Van Winkle
Lindsie Van Winkle

The Magdalene has a score by James Olm with a book by Olm and J.C. Hanley. Richard Burk directs the production, which also boasts Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Closer Than Ever, Baby) as creative consultant.

The cast includes Lindsie VanWinkle in the title role with John Antony, Eugene Barry-Hill, Xander Chauncey, Caleb Damschroder, Devin DeSantis, Faith Engen, Lauren Fijol, Osborn Focht, Laura Huizenga, Patrick Oliver Jones, Evangelia Kingsley and Shad Olsen.

According to producers, "In this musical, Mary and Yeshua are destined to become husband and wife, and face together the dangerous and corrupt powers of the time—the Roman Empire and the church—not only battling the new religious ideas, but also the resistance to empowering women."

The Magdalene will have scenic and lighting design by Sean McIntosh with costumes by Darrell Wagner. Emerald Green and Angelo Fraboni Productions produce the Off-Broadway run. Peter Bloch is general manager.

For tickets, priced $55-$75, phone (212) 352-3101 or visit Ovationtix. The Theatre at St. Clement's is located at 423 West 46th Street.

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