Zal Owen (The Band's Visit) will play Albert Einstein in the upcoming Off-Broadway premiere of Einstein's Dreams, a new musical based Alan Lightman's novel of the same name, at 59E59 Theaters. A Prospect Theater Company production, the new musical shines a light on a young Einstein at the turn of the 20th century, offering us a glimpse into the mind (and dreams) of one of our greatest thinkers.
Einstein's Dreams features book and lyrics by Joanne Sydney Lessner, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum, and direction by Cara Reichel. Performances will begin November 5 ahead of a November 20 opening, for a run scheduled through December 15.
The cast also features Brennan Caldwell (Neurosis), Talia Cosentino (Matilda), Stacia Fernandez (Mamma Mia, Drowsy Chaperone), Lisa Helmi Johanson (Into the Woods), Michael McCoy (The Phantom of the Opera), Tess Primack (Fiddler on the Roof), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), and Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day).
Milton Granger will be the show's music director, and Dax Valdes is the movement director and associate director.
The design team is made up of scenic designer Isabel Le, costume designer Sidney Shannon, lighting designer Herrick Goldman, sound designer Kevin Heard, and projection designer David Bengali. The production stage manager is Elizabeth Ann Goodman.