Pop-Rock Musical The Magdalene Opens Off-Broadway June 28

News   Pop-Rock Musical The Magdalene Opens Off-Broadway June 28
 
The story of biblical figure Mary Magdalene is seen from a new angle in the Off-Broadway musical The Magdalene, by James Olm and J.C. Hanley, which officially opens Off-Broadway June 28.

Lindsie Van Winkle
Lindsie Van Winkle

Based on the Gnostic gospels, The Magdalene has a score by Olm with a book by Olm and Hanley. Richard Burk directs the production, which also boasts Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Closer Than Ever, Baby) as creative consultant. The production began previews June 14 and will run through Sept. 4 at the Theatre at St. Clement's.

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 has 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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