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The new musical made its New York premiere in April at Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's after a successful debut at Edinburgh Fringe.

Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick in Islander. Maria Baranova

Islander, the new musical currently running at Off-Broadway's recently reopened Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's, has announced it will close June 13. The show began previews April 14 and officially opened April 21. Reviews can be read here.

The show transferred to the U.S. following a 2019 Best New Musical–winning debut at Edinburgh Fringe and features the two-hander's original cast members, Olivier nominee Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick. Islander tells the story of a girl who dreams of a life past the shores of her little island and goes on a new journey when a mysterious stranger washes up with the tide as she stares out at sea.

The Scottish folk-inspired score features looping technology for a sound mix created live during the performance.

WATCH: Islander Celebrates Graduation of Understudy Mia Munn

Conceived and directed by Amy Draper, Islander features a book by Stewart Melton, music and lyrics by Finn Anderson, lighting design by Simon Wilkinson, costume design by Hahnji Jang, and sound design by Sam Kusnetz. Molly Morris, Helen Milne, Martin Platt for Pemberley Perry/PW Productions, and James Simon serve as producers.



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