Cast of 35, Culled from Worlds of Broadway, Cabaret and Opera, Are Part of Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical, Beginning April 17

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17 Apr 2014

Theater for the New City, which is under the leadership of executive director Crystal Field, presents Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical April 17-May 5 at the Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater.

Luba Mason

Based on the classic Charles Dickens novel, the new musical features a book by Robert Sickinger and music and lyrics by Alaric Jans.

Lissa Moira directs a cast of 35, including Luba Mason, Karen Kohler, Becca Gottlieb and Douglas McDonnell with Rachel Daye Adams, William Broderick, Jonathan Fox Powers, David F. Slone, Jose Amor, Anik Baker, Malin Barr, Alex Baturin, Rachel Baum, Thom Brown III, Sage Buchalter, Virginia Franks, Carlos Gomez, Hannah Granik, Chloe Himmelman, Larry E. Johnson, Maurice Johnson, Patrick Kenner, Stephanie Leone, Gloria Makino, David "Zen" Mansley, Rita McCann, Tanner Murray, Chris Neher, Nia Nichole, Elisa Nikoloulias, Holly Rae Phillips, Robert Charles Russell, Mary Elizabeth Schneider and Amanda Yachechak.

"Join the Crummles Troupe in protest mode as they bring The Nickleby Family, The Squeers, The Cheerybles, Smike, Newman Noggs and an array of early Victorian era characters to life," according to press notes. "Left penniless after his father’s death, teenage Nicholas, his mother and sister embark on a journey to London to seek help from their Uncle Ralph, who immediately dislikes Nicholas and finds work for him in The Squeers’ boarding school. Run like a prison, Nicholas is horrified by the school’s conditions and escapes with crippled friend Smike back to London. Reunited with his family, Nicholas finds himself defending the honor of his family and friends against his Uncle’s deceptions."



Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical is suitable for all ages.

The creative team also includes co-producer Jo-Ann Sickinger, music director Alaric Jans, choreographer J. Alan Hanna, costume designer Jennifer Anderson, set designer Mark Marcante, sound designer Roy Chang, props designer Lytza Colon and lighting designer Alex Bartenieff.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by visiting smarttix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444. Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue (bet. East 9th and East 10th Streets).