|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 new musical, which features an expansive aerial and circus environment, is described as such: "'Hunger Games' meets Ayn Rand in a far off future (several centuries after the early 1980s) in a social media gone mad world, where individuality is illegal. Prometheus (Jason Gotay) abandons everything to confront the State — controlled by the overlord of evil efficiency, Tiberius (Randy Jones). With a forbidden copy of Ayn's Rand's ancient tome in hand, can Prometheus overthrow the system?"