In the midst of the London Blitz—a German bombing campaign against the capital during World War II—a girl named Alice and her dear, ailing friend Alfred find refuge in an underground tube station. This is the setting for MCC Theater's new musical, Alice By Heart, the story of two teenagers who go down the rabbit hole of their favorite book in an attempt to escape their harsh reality.
Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the new musical reunites the Tony- and Grammy-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, with director and co-writer Jessie Nelson (Waitress).
Watch the creative team, as well as the cast of the upcoming Off-Broadway production, in the video above.
Performances of Alice By Heart will begin January 30 in The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space.
Leading the cast as Alice is Molly Gordon, along with Colton Ryan as Alfred/The White Rabbit. They are joined by Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Grace McLean, Nkeiki Obi-Melekwe, Catherine Ricafort, Heath Saunders, and Wesley Taylor.
Ari Groover, Michael Hartung, Andrew Mueller, and Natalie Walker are the understudies.
The production, which will officially open February 26, features choreography by Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman.