New musical A Sign of the Times has canceled this evening's performance due to a non-COVID related illness in the company. Performances will resume February 14. The production began performances Off-Broadway February 8 at New World Stages, presented by The York Theatre Company. It was initially set to begin previews February 6, but rescheduled due to technical issues. An official opening night is slated for February 22.
Featuring the songs of Petula Clark, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield, and other 1960s hits, A Sign of the Times had its world premiere in at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre, before heading to the Delaware Theatre Company in 2018, where it had a sold-out run. An industry reading was held in NYC last October.
With a book by Lindsey Hope Pearlman, the work is based on an original story by Richard J. Robin, following one young woman in the center of the pivotal decade of the 1960s, as the Vietnam war raged on, women fought for liberation, and culture shifted rapidly. Gabriel Barre directs.
The Off-Broadway cast includes Chilina Kennedy (Paradise Square) as Cindy, Ryan Silverman (Chicago) as Brian, Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages) as Matt, Akron Lanier Watson (Hamilton) as Cody, and Crystal Lucas-Perry (Ain’t No Mo) as Tanya.
They are joined by Cassie Austin, Erica Simone Barnett, Alyssa Carol, Melessie Clark, Jeremiah Ginn, Kuppi Alec Jessop, Lena Matthews, Maggie McDowell, J Savage, Justin Showell, Michael Starr, and Edward Staudenmayer.
A Sign of the Times features choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, music direction by Britt Bonney, music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Joseph Church, set design by Evan Adamson, costume design by Johanna Pan, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Shannon Slaton, projection design by Brad Peterson, and hair, wig and makeup design by J. Jared Janas. Casting is by JZ Casting.
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