A musical adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s “The Boxcar Children” opens Sat. Nov. 18 at the Auditorium of the Equitable Tower in NYC. Presented on two successive weekends in November, the Theatreworks/USA production runs through Nov. 19 and picks up again, Sat. Nov. 25 and Sun., Nov. 26.
Directed by Rob Barron with a book by Darrah Cloud, Boxcar features music and lyrics by Kim Sherman. The story involves four Depression-era kids who find new friends and family after making a new home out of an abandoned boxcar.
This is Theatreworks/USA's third production of the season. Artistic director Barbara Pasternack and managing director Ken Arthur have announced the following schedule for the remainder of the 2000-2001 season:
The Lion,Witch and Wardrobe: Dec. 2 and 10
A Christmas Carol: Dec. 3, 9, 16 and 17
Mozart, Monsters and Matisse: Jan. 6 and 7
Freedom Train: Jan. 13 and 21
Jekyll and Hyde: Jan. 14 and 20
Simple Gifts: Jan. 27, 28, Feb, 3 and 4
Reading Rainbow: Feb. 10, 11, 17 and 18
Sundiata, Lion King of Mali: Feb. 24 and 25
Ramona Quimby: March 17 and 18
Gold Rush: March 17 and 18
Footprints on the Moon: March 24 and 25
Charlotte's Web: March 31, April 1 and 7
Tickets are $19. The Auditorium of the Equitable Tower is located at 787 Seventh Avenue between 51 and 52 Streets. For tickets or information on the show call (212) 627-7373. -- By Murdoch McBride