PHOTO CALL: A Look at the World Premiere of New Musical Tamar of the River, Starring Rocky's Margo Seibert

By Krissie Fullerton
07 Oct 2013

Prospect Theater Company's world-premiere production of Tamar of the River, featuring music and book by Marisa Michelson and a book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen — winners of the 2011 Jonathan Larson Grant — officially opened Oct. 2 for a run through Oct. 20 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center.

Directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) with choreography by Chase Brock (Picnic, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, The Blue Flower), the piece features Seibert, who will star as Adrian in Broadway's Rocky, as Tamar.

Also in the cast are Ako (Throne of Blood), Erik Lochtefeld (February House), Mike Longo (Hair), Vince B. Vincent (Geography of Loss), Jen Anaya, Adam Bashian, Margot Bassett, Troy Burton, Tamrin Goldberg, Mary Kate Morrissey, Jeremy Greenbaum (The Fantasticks) and Aaron Komo.

Tamar of the River, according to PTC, "takes place in a war-torn world where the East and West are divided by a river red with blood. In this mythic landscape, one young woman is called to raise her voice. As Tamar sets out single-mindedly in pursuit of peace, she journeys to a foreign land, finding a new family and unexpected love. Inspired by the biblical story of Tamar, Cohen and Michelson bring to life an original new music theater work that illuminates the moral challenges inherent in the struggle for peace."

Here's a look at the production:

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Margo Seibert, Mike Longo and Company
Photo by Richard Termine

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