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Please Contact: Stephen Sunderlin (212) 799-3753 – firstname.lastname@example.orgJOHN LANT in association with Edmund Gaynes
the East Coast premiere of PILLARS OF NEW YORK
A New Musical July 6 – September 7, 2016 [Final Performance]
St. Luke’s Theatre
Write Act Repertory’s Producing Artistic Director John Lant is pleased to present the East Coast premiere of PILLARS OF NEW YORK, a new musical with book, lyrics and music by Michael Antin, and directed by Jim Blanchette.
The production will preview on Wednesday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. and open on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. Performances then run Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. from July 13 through September 7 at St. Luke’s Theatre, located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets cost between $39 and $99
PILLARS OF NEW YORK is the story of four couples’ personal struggles with the events surrounding the 9-11 tragedy. As the mental and physical recovery for the couples plays out, therapist and author Jake Kelly evaluates his own personal loss and mortality through the exploration of their stories. These stories are the fabric of the true Pillars of New York; the pillars who comprise the tapestry of the human condition through tragedy and triumph.
The critically acclaimed Los Angeles production of the musical was nominated for three Valley Awards (Best Play or Musical; Best Director: Play or Musical; and Best Lead Actor: Play or Musical). PILLARS OF NEW YORK has been praised as being “a fascinating often riveting musical” (The Examiner – Los Angeles), “smart, witty, bold and relatable” (Diane Williams – Noho Arts), and “a gem” (Rich Borowy), with a cast who are “excellent in their vocal presentations” (Tolucan Times).
Featured in the cast are Nikki Casseri, Audrey Federici, Laura Kaldis, Tyler Knauf, Alex Lamb, April Leonhard, Max Meyers, Georgia Sackler, Cruz Santiago, Brandon Schraml, and Jack Utrata
The creative team includes Rocco Vitacco (Musical Direction and Arrangements), SKS Theatrical (Marketing and Promotions), John B. Forbes (Lighting Design), and Tim Secrest (AV & Visual Design), Hunter Dowell (Costume Design), Jessica and Jennifer Davison (Sound Design), Meagan Parker (Set Design), Casting by Tamra Pica Casting.
Under the artistic leadership of John Lant since 2003, Write Act Repertory has produced over 30 Mainstage and 75 original one-act plays in Los Angeles and New York City. Write Act Rep is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Rep also produces rarely seen works and unfinished musicals by composers who passed before their work was completed.