|Photo by Carol Rosegg|
The Manhattan staging, a guest attraction at New York Theatre Workshop's home at 79 E. 4th Street, follows developmental runs at two venues in Florida in 2011-12, and performances in New Orleans in 2010. Performances continue to Aug. 19.
Written and directed by Daniel Wise and choreographed by the Princess Grace award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown, the show has music by Carlebach, lyrics by Drama Desk-nominated David Schechter, with additional music and arrangements by Nina Simone.
Producers Jeremy Chess, Joel Kahn, Jerome Levy, Edward L. Steinberg, Robert Beckwitt and Alan Zimbard present this limited run.
The company includes Eric Anderson (of Broadway's South Pacific) as Shlomo Carlebach (he also played the role in Florida last winter following a casting shakeup) and Erica Ash (Broadway's The Lion King; Baby It's You!, "Mad TV") as Nina Simone, with Meredith Kaye Clarke (Wicked), Ryan Strand (Jersey Boys), Kenny Morris, Rachel Stern, Dionne Figgins, Ryan Duncan and Julia Osborne.
The creative team includes musician Steve Margoshes (who arranges and "weaves" 30 of Carlebach's songs into the story), Seth Farber (musical direction and orchestrations), Jeff Croiter (lighting) and Clive Goodwin (sound).
Performances play Monday through Wednesday evenings at 7 PM, Thursdays at 8 PM and Saturdays at 9 PM. Matinees are Wednesday and Sunday at 2 PM. There are no Friday evening performances.
Tickets are $85 and can be purchased online from TicketCentral.com or by calling (212) 279-4200.