The new musical will be presented Sept. 5-Oct. 1. No casting has been announced for the upcoming production. "Ten years after the assassination of her husband and the death of three of her sons," reads press notes for the musical, "Mary Todd Lincoln battles for her freedom as she is judged insane and committed to an asylum by her only living son and some of Lincoln’s former political allies. Witness her struggle to survive, as she fights to keep alive the eternal love that she and Lincoln shared."
Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln features a book by June Bingham and a score by Carmel Owen. Barbara Walsh starred in a workshop version of the musical in 2001 for the Women’s Project.
The York Theatre Company is located at Saint Peter's Theatre in Citigroup Center at 619 Lexington Avenue. For tickets log on to www.smarttix.com. Visit www.yorktheatre.org for more information.