PHOTO CALL: Musical Romantic Poetry Swoons Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Musical Romantic Poetry Swoons Off-Broadway John Patrick Shanley teams with composer Henry Krieger on the new musical comedy Romantic Poetry, currently playing Off-Broadway.
Emily Swallow and Ivan Hernandez
Emily Swallow and Ivan Hernandez

Shanley (who handles libretto and lyrics) stages the world premiere work for the Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center Stage I. Romantic Poetry is billed as a "crackpot musical romance," according to MTC. "Connie of Woodmere has just married Fred of Newark, but her exes are back in the picture and not sure they approve of the union. Mary of Greenpoint climbs Frankie of Little Italy's fire escape with amorous erotic intent — but things go awry as she reaches for her dream. They are all mad and they are all sane and they are all creating Romantic Poetry."

The cast includes Jeb Brown, Jerry Dixon, Ivan Hernandez, Mark Linn-Baker, Patina Renea Miller and Emily Swallow.

Here is a look at the show:

Patina Renea Miller, Jerry Dixon, Emily Swallow, Mark Linn-Baker, Jeb Brown and Ivan Hernandez
Mark Linn-Baker and Jeb Brown Patina Renea Miller and Jerry Dixon with Ivan Hernandez (background)
Emily Swallow and Jeb Brown
Mark Linn-Baker, Patina Renea Miller and Ivan Hernandez

All photos by Joan Marcus.