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News New Musical The Immigrant to Play Dodger Stages in October The Immigrant, a new musical based on the play that has been staged at regional theatres throughout the country, will begin performances Oct. 19 at the new Dodger Stages.
Adam Heller and Jacqueline Antaramian in The Immigrant
Adam Heller and Jacqueline Antaramian in The Immigrant Photo by Carol Rosegg

Directed by Randal Myler, the musical will officially open Nov. 4 with a cast led by Jacqueline Antaramian, Walter Charles, Adam Heller and Cass Morgan. The Immigrant features a book by Mark Harelik and a score by Sarah Knapp (lyrics) and Steven M. Alper (music). The Immigrant, according to production notes, "focuses on the true story of Haskell Harelik, a young Russian Jew who instead of passing through Ellis Island, enters through Galveston and struggles to assimilate into a rural community in Texas. Commonly referred to as the 'Galveston Movement,' Harelik's story begins like so many others at in 1909, peddling a pushcart full of bananas and wares — but his fate is changed forever when he asks Milton, a small-town banker, and his Southern Baptist wife for a drink of water from their well. Harelik's compelling story of opportunity, success and the challenges of educating a new community — is the essence of the American experience."

  The creative team for The Immigrant comprises Ralph Funicello (scenic design), Willa Kim (costume design), Don Darnutzer (lighting design) and Peter Fitzgerald (sound design). Hello Entertainment produces.

Dodger Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. The Immigrant will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets can be purchased after Sept. 7 by visiting For more information visit


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