By Ernio Hernandez
06 Nov 2009
The one-night-only discussion, which is part of the company's Dark Nights Series, will take place at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre at 7 PM.
Jack Lechner (lyrics), Andy Monroe (music) and Michael Zam (book) — the creative team behind The New Group's upcoming musical production of The Kid — will "discuss their collaborative process and the challenges they faced adapting renowned sex columnist Dan Savage's memoir 'The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant' into a new musical," according to New Group notes.
Selections from Savage's memoir will be read at the event and a sneak preview of the musical will be performed by special guests including Blackwell ([title of show]), Reichard (Jersey Boys), Frumess (Burn), Moriber (Follies) and Steele (The Threepenny Opera).
New Group artistic director Scott Elliott will direct the upcoming world premiere run of The Kid Off-Broadway this spring on the mainstage. The musical was recently honored with the 2009 BMI Foundation Jerry Bock Award for Best New Musical.
Tickets ($20) to the event at The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, are available by calling (212) 279-4200. This event is free to New Group subscribers. For more information, visit thenewgroup.org.