Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Jeremy Jordan Set for Kennedy Center's Children of Eden in Concert

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25 Mar 2014

Ron Bohmer
Ron Bohmer

The Kennedy Center will present Children of Eden in Concert May 19 at 8 PM in the Eisenhower Theater.

The semi-staged performance will be directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge.

The cast will be led by Ron Bohmer as Father, Ashley Brown as Eve/Mama Noah, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Yonah and Jeremy Jordan as Cain/Japeth. The artists will be accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra led by Brad Haak; the National Broadway Chorus serves as angels, animals and storytellers. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Children of Eden features music and lyrics by Oscar and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz and a book by John Caird.

Freely based on the story of "Genesis," Children of Eden, according to press notes, is a "frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah, and the 'Father' who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: 'the hardest part of love... is letting go.'"

Tickets start at $49 and go on sale to the general public on March 28. Tickets may be purchased at the Kennedy Center Box Office or by calling Instant Charge at (202) 467-4600; patrons living outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan calling area may dial toll-free at (800) 444-1324 or visit kennedy-center.org.