The new musical was penned by Curtis Moore (music and book), Thomas Mizer (lyrics and book) and Joshua Scher (book). Artistic director Michael Baron will direct.
This original mystery/romance, according to press notes, is "set against the backdrop of New York City’s infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Two couples from different eras—a 1911 Jewish seamstress and her Italian foreman and in 2011, a graduate student and a free-spirited stranger—discover what it means to risk everything you have and everything you believe for love."
“This is truly a unique and important opportunity for us,” said artistic director Baron in a statement. “It has always been one of my goals to not only reinterpret the classics, but also create new works right here at Lyric. I first saw a reading of this wonderful new musical at The National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s New Works Festival in New York City in the fall of 2012. I instantly approached the composers and asked them if they would be interested in having Triangle developed ‘on its feet’ at Lyric with the first full production. With a cast of Broadway regulars and local favorites and a creative team from New York and Oklahoma, this journey promises to be an exciting one I hope you take with us.”
Following each performance, there will be a talkback with Baron and the creative team, as well as members of the theatre community.
To purchase single or season tickets, call Lyric’s box office at (405) 524-9312, visit LyricTheatreOKC.com or stop by the box office at 1727 NW 16th Street.