Featuring a book by Bil Wright and music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney, This One Girl's Story had its world premiere as part of the 2010 GayFest NYC. The musical draws its inspiration from the life of Sakia Gunn, who was murdered in 2003.
Jeremy Dobrish will direct the NYMF engagement that will run Sept. 27-Oct. 9 at the McGinn-Cazale Theater. It will have choreography by Tanisha Scott.
In addition to Johnson (The Color Purple), Grovey (Wig Out) and Suarez (American Buffalo), the cast will include Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), Desiree Rodriguez (Barrio Girrl!) and Jade Hicks (Rent).
According to the authors, "This One Girl's Story is the journey of Patrice and her friends — four young women in search of a drama-free night filled with dancing and maybe a little romance — hopefully not with yet another W.G.F.M ('Wrong Girl For Me'). They’ve ditched their troubles in Newark to party in the Big City, but a shocking incident forces them to face difficult truths about themselves. This powerful musical combines R&B, jazz, gospel, and hip-hop to sing a tale of love and courage."
Additional creative team members include lighting designer Jeff Croiter, sound designer Jill B.C. Du Boff, scenic designer Caleb Levengood and costume designer Josh Quinn. Musical arrangements and musical direction are by J. Oconer Navarror. Carly J. Price is production stage manager. The McGinn-Cazale Theater is located at 2162 Broadway. For further information visit NYMF.