The New York Musical Theatre Festival production, which features music by Jonathan Portera and words by Daniel Frederick Levin, stars Jane Pfitsch (Company), Scott Richard Foster (Brooklyn), Robin Skye (Parade) and Darin de Paul (Grinch) with Holly Ann Butler, Fred Berman, Jessica Carter, Daniel Katz, Maxine Linehan, Lauren Lebowitz, David Nathan Perlow, A.J. Shively, Steve Strafford and Lee Zarrett. Michael Bush directs.
The 2004 Richard Rodgers Development Award-winning musical runs through Oct. 1 at the Off-Broadway venue.
To Paint the Earth, press notes state, "tells a fictional account of the resisters and their families, exploring how a broken community was brought to one of history's most stunning and unimaginable decisions – to fight a last battle they had no chance of winning."
The creative team also includes Katya Stanislavskaya (musical director), Christian Imboden (orchestrations), Alexis Distler (set design), Sara James (costume design), Raquel Davis (lighting design) and David Margolin Lawson (sound design).
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Running Sept. 15–Oct. 5, NYMF 2008 features musicals from around the world, culled from invitations and an open-submission process. Numerous Broadway veterans lend their talents to the new works, many of which have found commercial life Off-Broadway, and for the first time, on Broadway with [title of show].