Producers John Lant, Tamra Pica and Write Act Repertory have announced the world premiere of FRANKENSTEIN, a new musical based on Mary Shelley‘s novel about the human need for love and companionship, with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota and directed by Clint Hromsco.
Based on Mary Shelley‘s classic novel, FRANKENSTEIN is neither a comedy nor a parody, but a sweeping, romantic musical that is true to its source material and revolves around the question of “Without love, what is life?” Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man’s mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation.
Eric B. Sirota (Book, Music and Lyrics) is a composer and playwright, as well as an established research scientist and fellow of the American Physical Society, with a PhD in Physics from Harvard and over 90 highly cited publications and 20 patents. Under the title “Day of Wrath”, Frankenstein was an Official Selection of The New York Musical Festival’s Reading Series in 2015 and also received a reading as part of the Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series. Another one of his musicals, Your Name On My Lips, an original love story, played at Theater for the New City in March 2017.
Music direction and arrangements are by Anessa Marie and lighting design by Marteen Cornelis. Casting by Tamra Pica Casting.
The production will preview on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm and open on Monday, October 9 at 7:00 pm Performances then run Mondays at 7 p.m. through December 18 at St. Luke’s Theatre, located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets cost between $20 and $99 and can be purchased through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit stlukestheatre.com. For more about the show, go to www.thefrankensteinmusical.com.
John Lant (Producing Artistic Director) is a 35-year veteran in the entertainment industry and has been involved in over 600 television, film, music tours, and theatrical productions as a creative director, consultant, and/or above the line entity.
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 Repertory is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Repertory also produces rarely seen works and unfinished musicals by composers who passed before their work was completed. Go to www.writeactrep.org for more.