Based on the book "La mort de monsieur Golouja" by Branimir Šćepanović and the screenplay "Julian Po" by Alan Wade, the musical features elements of pop, rock, country, bluegrass and gospel. It is an official selection of The New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2013 Next Link Project.
Julian Po, according to press notes, is a "darkly-humorous, modern-day musical myth that follows a mysterious drifter as he enters a sleepy small town and causes a sensation with his novel aspirations of taking his own life. But his encounters with the townspeople and a young woman looking for love threaten to change his mind and alter his ultimate destiny."
The show features costume design by Lara de Bruijn, scenic design by Stephen Dobay, lighting design by Driscoll Otto and orchestrations by Steve Cohen.
The show is produced by Jacob S. Porter of Retrop Production with Alan & Judi Altman, John & Kelly Waller, Cheryl Sloane, Jackie Garrido, Katie Sloan, and Joel & Jennifer Allan.
Show times are July 8 at 7 PM, July 10 at 9 PM, July 13 at 5 PM and July 14 at 5 PM and 9 PM. Due to ticket demand, an additional performance was recently added for July 10 at 5 PM.
The Signature Center is located at 480 West 42nd Street in New York. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at NYMF.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information and song samples, visit JulianPo.com.
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