Kelli O’Hara to Become Alive in the World at NYMF | Playbill

NY Musical Theatre Fest Kelli O’Hara to Become Alive in the World at NYMF
Alive in the World, a “New Musical in Progress” by Paul Scott Goodman starring Kelli O'Hara, will premiere at the New York Musical Theatre.
Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Performances will take place Sept. 14-17 at the Sage Theatre, 711 Seventh Avenue.

The cast also includes Marcy Harriell (Lennon), Aaron Lohr (See What I Wanna See) and Greg Naughton. Kurt Deutsch, known to the theater community as the producer of Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, will direct.

Kate, a political activist, is married to Sam, a prematurely retired Wall Streeter, but she falls for Michael, a painter. Sam meets Stella, a 9/11 widow. This evolving musical attempts to capture moments in our time, evoking place, memory, love, loss and hope in New York City, where the specter of terror hangs heavy. How do we reach for happiness? Who do we hurt by doing so? How do we feel "Alive in the World"?

Paul Scott Goodman (music/lyrics/book) also wrote the score and book of Bright Lights, Big City, which premiered at New York Theatre Workshop and was revived in June 2006 at the Prince Music Theater. His musical Tiny Dancer will run at the Prince in July 2007 and Rooms is planned for Off-Broadway in 2007, directed by Scott Schwartz.

Kelli O’Hara has received Tony nominations for her roles in The Pajama Game and The Light in the Piazza. Other Broadway credits include Dracula, Sweet Smell of Success, Follies and Jekyll and Hyde.

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For more information and to buy tickets, visit the
2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival website

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