The world premiere of Andrew R. Butler's sci-fi musical Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future, now in performances at Ars Nova, has been extended through November 10. In Rags Parkland, set 250 years in the future, humans are built in black market labs, and Mars is a forced labor camp where underground outlaws are planning a rebellion.
Performances began September 25 ahead of an official opening October 8. The new musical is created by Butler and directed by Jordan Fein (Singlet).
Leading the cast are Butler and Stacey Sargeant. They are joined by Rick Burkhardt, Tony Jarvis, Jessie Linden, and Debbie Christine Tjong.
The creative team includes Madeline Smith (music director), Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Andy Jean (costume design), Barbara Samuels (lighting design), Mikaal Sulaiman (sound design), Jhanaë K-C Bonnick (production stage manager), John C. Moore (assistant stage manager), and Henry Russell Berrgstein, CSA (casting director).
Tickets can be purchased by visiting Arsnovanyc.com or by calling (212) 352-3101.