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Romantic Off-Broadway "Frankenstein" musical adds matinee performance
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 07:07 am EST 02/07/19

FRANKENSTEIN

Mondays at 7 PM
and Fridays Feb. 15, March 22 and April 12 at 11 AM

A sweeping romantic musical
about the human need for love and companionship
based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel

St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th St. (at 8th Ave) in NY

Producer John Lant, Write Act Repertory and Tamra Pica are pleased to announce that FRANKENSTEIN, playing Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre on Mondays at 7 PM, has added another Friday matinee at 11 AM; on Feb. 15, March 22 and now April 12, to accommodate school trips; It is an open run, with tickets now on sale through April. Group/student discounts are available. Please contact producer@TheFrankensteinMusical.com

FRANKENSTEIN, a new musical based on Mary Shelley's novel, with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota is directed by Clint Hromsco. The production opened October 9, 2017, and continues into 2019.

Performances are Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), on Restaurant Row near Times Square. Tickets cost between $29 and $99 and can be purchased through Telecharge at https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/Frankenstein-a-new-musical or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, please visit https://stlukestheatre.com.

When they hear “Frankenstein”, most people usually don’t think – romance. Perhaps a show for the Halloween season. . . but around Valentine’s Day? But what is Frankenstein really about? This long-running Off-Broadway musical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, is billed as a sweeping romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship. That is the emotional core of FRANKENSTEIN, and the story that this musical tells. The LocalTheatreNY review described it as “a musical love letter, true to its source material”.

Mary Shelley was among the Romanticists, and in her novel Frankenstein, the choice of the books that she had the Creature read, shaping his development, is very telling. Goethe’s passionate book, “The Sorrows of Young Werther”, which was the prototype for the romantic movement and a favorite of Mary Shelley, was quite deliberately chosen to be read by Frankenstein’s Creature, shape his psyche and the tone of her novel. Sirota honors that choice and his score in this musical is “informed” by Jules Massenet’s famous adaptation of Werther.

The philosophical underpinnings of Mary Shelley’s novel are also present, as are the science-fiction and horror elements; but the musical’s intent is to take the audience on an emotional journey, through a story about love.

Published in 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein just celebrated its bicentennial, and this musical honors its source material. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end human mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, Victor grants none to his creation. For more info, please visit TheFrankensteinMusical.com
Directed and choreographed Clint Hromsco, with music direction by Kent Kim, lighting design by Maarten Cornelis, set design by Matthew Imhoff, sound design by Liz Howell, costume design by Jennifer Anderson, and produced by John Lant. Casting by Tamra Pica Casting.
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