Grateful Dead Musical Red Roses, Green Gold Extends Off-Broadway Run

Off-Broadway News   Red Roses, Green Gold, With Music of The Grateful Dead, to Play Off-Broadway
The new musical features a score and lyrics by Robert Hunter and the late Jerry Garcia, as well as other members of the rock group.
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Red Roses, Green Gold, a new musical featuring music by members of The Grateful Dead rock group, is set to debut Off-Broadway at New York’s Minetta Lane Theatre this fall. The songs are mainly composed by Robert Hunter and the late Jerry Garcia, but also feature contributions from Grateful Dead alums Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and Mickey Hart, as well as Greg Anton.

Grateful Dead touring member Jeff Chimenti will serve as music supervisor and arranger.

Red Roses, Green Gold will begin performances October 11 ahead of an October 29 opening. The musical features a book by Michael Norman Mann and direction and choreography by Rachel Klein. Producer announced October 31 that the show would extend its run through January 7, 2018.

The story takes place in 1920s Maryland and tells the story of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers as they gamble their way to love and riches.

The cast will be made up of Brian Russell Carey (A Christmas Carol), Maggie Hollinbeck (Once First National Tour), David Park (Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil), Michael McCoy Reilly (Hoots & Hellmouth), Natalie Storrs (Sister Act First National Tour), Debbie Christine Tjong (Howl at the Moon), Michael Viruet (Pitch Perfect), and Scott Wakefield (Ring of Fire).

The production will feature music direction by Andy Peterson (More Than All The World), scenic design by Robert Andrew Kovach (The Anthem), costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter (The Wolves), lighting design by Jamie Roderick (That Bachelorette Show), sound design by M. Florian Staab(Curvy Widow), and projection design by Brad Peterson (Cats).

Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster beginning September 13 for American Express card holders, September 20 for Audience Rewards members, and September 25 for the general public.

MWM Live (formerly Relevant Theatricals), produces. For more information visit


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