By Michael Gioia
and Andrew Gans
23 Jun 2014
|Photo by Michael Blase|
Directed by Rachel Klein, the cast featured Ashley Kate Adams, Remy Zaken, Jason Gotay, Randy Jones, Jenna Leigh Green, Damian Thompson, Emily S. Grosland, Patch David, Shiloh Goodin, Jamyl Dobson, Katie Lee Hill, Crista Marie Jackson and Brian Ferree.
The Anthem played 33 performances, and it was due to "schedule conflicts" that led to the decision to close on short notice. The production opened May 29, following previews that began May 20, Off-Broadway at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre.
JJJ Productions in association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc. presented The Anthem, which has a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom.
The production also had music direction by Michael Gayle, music coordination by Mike Lunoe, scenic design by Robert Kovach, lighting design by Kryssy Wright, costumes co-designed by Kae Burke, sound design by Sean Hagerty, additional musical staging and choreography by Danielle Fusco, additional aerial choreography by Brian Ferree, aeriel rigging design by Joshua Sherer and props and projections by Ellie Engstrom. The stage managers are Jane Pole and Nicole Kuker. Casting is by Daryl Eisenberg Casting.