Mrs. Murray's Menagerie Extends at Ars Nova

Off-Broadway News   Mrs. Murray's Menagerie Extends at Ars Nova
The world premiere from The Mad Ones, directed by Lila Neugebauer, will play an additional two weeks.
Marc Bovino, Philip James Brannon and Michael Dalto in <i>Mrs. Murray&#39;s Menagerie</i>
Marc Bovino, Philip James Brannon and Michael Dalto in Mrs. Murray's Menagerie Ben Arons Phogoraphy

The world premiere of Mrs. Murray's Menagerie, the newest show devised by The Mad Ones, will play an additional two weeks at Ars Nova at Greenwich House. In the new comedy, the creators of a 1970s children’s TV show have commissioned a focus group to probe the parents of the show’s target audience.

Previously scheduled through April 27, the production will now continue through May 11.

Mad Ones company member Lila Neugebauer directs a cast made up of fellow company members Marc Bovino, Joe Curnutte, Michael Dalto and Stephanie Wright Thompson, who are joined by Phillip James Brannon, Brad Heberlee, Carmen M. Herlihy, and January LaVoy.


The show is created by The Mad Ones along with cast members Brannon, Heberlee, Herlihy, and LaVoy.

The creative team includes You-Shin Chen and Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costume design), Mike Inwood (lighting design), Stowe Nelson (sound design), Emmie Finckel and Noah Mease (prop design), Alfreda “Fre” Howard - Face by Fre, LLC (wig and makeup design), Justin Ellington (composer), Raja Feather Kelly (core artistic collaborator), Sarah Lunnie (dramaturg), Lauren Port (casting consultant), John C. Moore (production stage manager) and Bryan Bauer (assistant stage manager).

Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie began performances March 26 ahead of an April 8 opening. The Mad Ones are in residence at Ars Nova and the collective behind last season's Off-Broadway hit, Miles for Mary.

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