Manhattan Project Explored in Atomic Musical, with Randy Harrison, Sara Gettelfinger, Jeremy Kushnier, Euan Morton

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26 Jun 2014

Sara Gettelfinger
Sara Gettelfinger
Photo by Monica Simoes

Atomic, a new musical based on the creation of the atomic bomb, makes its U.S. premiere June 26-Aug. 16 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.

Directed by Damien Gray and choreographed by Greg Graham, the cast features Sara Gettelfinger, Jeremy Kushnier, Euan Morton and Randy Harrison with David Abeles, Alexis Fishman, Jonathan Hammond, James David Larson and Grace Stockdale.

Opening is scheduled for July 13.

Atomic has book and lyrics by Danny Ginges and Gregory Bonsignore with music and lyrics by Philip Foxman.

The new musical, according to press notes, "blasts open the doors of The Manhattan Project, a government funded program of top scientists with the task of creating the world’s first atomic bomb. Leo Szilard is the mastermind behind atomic power, but his heart has reservations. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love are tested as Leo discovers exactly what he’s capable of when someone believes in him."



The production also has scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by Emma Kingsbury, lighting design by David Finn and sound design by Jon Weston. Christopher Jahnke is music producer, and Andrew Peterson is music director.

Atomic is produced by Dreamingful Productions and Graymatter Entertainment.

The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Tickets are $69.25 with premium seats at $89.25 (all include $1.25 facility fee) and can be arranged online at telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200 or at the Theatre Row Box Office.

For more information visit AtomicTheMusical.com.