The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University (AMTP) in Evanston, Illinois, has announced its 2017–2018 season of workshop readings. Included in the lineup is Maggie-Kate Coleman and Erato A. Kremmyda’s new musical Marie in Tomorrowland, to be directed by Tony-nominated choreographer Sam Pinkleton (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812; Amélie; Significant Other; and Heisenberg).
The show, which is billed as a “musical collage,” depicts Polish-French scientist Marie Curie as she journeys through the remains of a Chernobyl-inspired theme park. The show features a cast of different women playing Curie and explores the intersections between science and art, and women and history. Pinkleton will direct the reading February 17–24, 2018.
The lineup of new works also includes Peter Eldridge and Cheryl Coons’ The Woman in Question, directed by Ryan Cunningham (November 29–December 6, 2017); and Ben Roseberry and Chip Klose’s Picture Perfect, directed by Scott Evans (February 3–10).
The readings will be presented at Northwestern’s Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts and performed by students in the AMTP program. Admission is free and open to the public. For performance times and venue information, visit the AMTP website or email [email protected].
Past AMTP musicals include Found, Hero, Next Thing You Know, Michael Collins, and Edges. Previous artists include Andrew Lippa, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham, Michael Friedman, Michael Greif, Sheldon Harnick, Hunter Bell, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil.
Want to learn Pinkleton’s dance moves in Great Comet? Head into the Imperial Theatre on Broadway in the video below: