Off-Broadway Musical The Magdalene Shuttered July 13

News   Off-Broadway Musical The Magdalene Shuttered July 13
The Off-Broadway pop musical The Magdalene, which used the Gnostic Gospels to tell the story of Christ through the eyes of Mary Magdalene, closed Off-Broadway July 13 after 17 regular performances at the Theatre at St. Clement's.

Lindsie Van Winkle
Lindsie Van Winkle

The Magdalene began previews June 14 and officially opened June 28. It was scheduled to run through Sept. 4. The production played a total of 15 previews and 17 performances.

The musical has a score by James Olm with a book by Olm and J.C. Hanley. Richard Burk directed the production, which included Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Closer Than Ever, Baby) as creative consultant.

In early July the production caught the eye of the New York Anti-Defamation League who raised concerns bout offensive portrayals of Jews within the musical. Read the story here.

The cast included Lindsie VanWinkle in the title role with John Antony, Eugene Barry-Hill, Xander Chauncey, Caleb Damschroder, Devin DeSantis, Faith Engen, Lauren Fijol, Osborn Focht, Laura Huizenga, Patrick Oliver Jones, Evangelia Kingsley and Shad Olsen.

According to producers, "In this musical, Mary and Yeshua are destined to become husband and wife, and face together the dangerous and corrupt powers of the time—the Roman Empire and the church—not only battling the new religious ideas, but also the resistance to empowering women."

The Magdalene had scenic and lighting design by Sean McIntosh with costumes by Darrell Wagner. Emerald Green and Angelo Fraboni Productions produced the Off-Broadway run. Peter Bloch was general manager.

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