PHOTO CALL: Off-Broadway Gets Saved by New Musical

News   PHOTO CALL: Off-Broadway Gets Saved by New Musical Celia Keenan-Bolger stars in the world premiere of the new musical Saved, which is currently playing Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons.

Gary Griffin directs the musical that was penned by Michael Friedman (music and lyrics), John Dempsey and Rinne Groff (book and lyrics). Choreography is by Sergio Trujillo. Keenan-Bolger is joined onstage by John Dossett, Julia Murney, Mary Faber, Josh Breckenridge, Juliana Ashley Hansen, Curtis Holbrook, Van Hughes, Jason Michael Snow, Morgan Weed, Aaron Tveit, Emily Walton and Daniel Zaitchik.

"In Saved, good girl Mary (Keenan-Bolger) and her domineering best friend Hilary Faye (Faber) are starting their senior year at the top of the social food chain at American Eagle Christian High School — that is, until Mary's boyfriend (Tveit) tells her he thinks he's gay," as show notes reveal. "When Jesus appears in a vision, and Mary heeds his message 'to do everything she can to help him,' her good deeds are met with dire consequences, and Mary is forced to question everything she's ever believed. Through it all, she finds faith in unexpected places and learns what it truly means to be saved."

Here is a first glimpse at the new musical:

Celia Keenan-Bolger and Julia Murney
Celia Keenan-Bolger and Aaron Tveit
Celia Keenan-Bolger and Mary Faber Mary Faber and Celia Keenan-Bolger
John Dossett and Julia Murney
Morgan Weed and Curtis Holbrook
Celia Keenan-Bolger and Van Hughes
(clockwise) John Dossett, Aaron Tveit, Van Hughes and Curtis Holbrook Celia Keenan-Bolger, Mary Faber and Juliana Ashley Hansen
Mary Faber, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Juliana Ashley Hansen
Mary Faber and the cast

All photos by Joan Marcus.