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Full Cast Announced for In The Light, A Faustian Tale Presented as part of The Broadway Workroom Series
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 04:31 pm EDT 04/19/24

Full Cast Announced for

In The Light, A Faustian Tale

Presented as part of The Broadway Workroom Series

Presenting Glimpses into the Developmental Process of New Musicals

Brandon J. Ellis

Sarah Ann Fernandez

Join previously announced cast featuring members from Hadestown, Jagged Little Pill, Titanique, Wicked, Frozen, West Side Story and more

Starting April 26, 2024 At Open Jar Studios, 1601 Broadway

Tickets and information: www.stagedoor.org

NEW YORK CITY, NY — [April 19, 2024] The Stage Door Foundation and Open Jar Studios today announced the full cast In The Light, A Faustian Tale. The musical is presented as the second offering of The Broadway Workroom Series, a groundbreaking move to champion the arts and empower the development of theatrical artists and new works. This initiative provides creative teams with free studio space and technical support to further the development of their creative projects. At the end of the development week, the public is invited, at no cost, to experience this dynamic new musicals in concert at Open Jar Studios (1601 Broadway). Tickets for each concert are free, and attendees are encouraged to make a donation to The Stage Door Foundation to help fund their programs. For tickets and more information, visit www.StageDoor.org/broadway-workroom

Brandon J. Ellis (Bandstand ), Sarah Ann Fernandez ( Wicked), and join the previously announced cast of In The Light which includes Jeffrey Kringer (Cruel Intentions), Shereen Pimental (West Side Story), Antonio Cipriano (Jagged Little Pill), with Caleb Albert (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Shavey Brown (Hadestown ), Will Stephan Connell (Papermill's Fiddler on the Roof), Nicole DeLuca (HOPEful ), Caitlin Doak (Three Points of Contact), Anna Frasier Thomas (Titanique ), Alyssa Giannetti (Love Never Dies tour), Craig Jurick a (Boston Pops soloist), Liz Lang (Knoxville: Summer of 1915), Pablo Laucerica (Dear Evan Hansen tour), Michael McCorry Rose (Wicked ), Erick Pinnick (Summer tour), Rob Richardson (Kinky Boots), Lindsay Rider (American Idol), Karla Shook (Tin Pan Alley), Bronwyn Tarboten (Frozen ) and Andy Walken (A Christmas Story Live!). In The Light, A Faustian Tale features a book by Kate Mulley (Razorhurst ) and Nathan Wright (Manifesto: The Diaghilev Project), with music & lyrics by Michael Mott (Where the Sky Ends), based on a work by Justin Silvestri and Michael Mott.

About the Shows & Dates:

In The Light, A Faustian Tale:

Book by Kate Mulley (Razorhurst ) and Nathan Wright (Manifesto: The Diaghilev Project), and music & lyrics by Michael Mott (Where the Sky Ends), based on a work by Justin Silvestri and Michael Mott. IN THE LIGHT follows Dr. Johann Faustus, an astronomer accused of blasphemy by the Holy Inquisition. Guided by a mysterious being, Johann and his wife flee to a small town, where he meets a scholarly young woman named Gretchen. Gretchen believes Johann can help rebuild her town and influence the new Baron. When news of the town's rise and Johann's supposed miracles reaches an old rival, Johann must resist the temptation that his ambition yields, and Gretchen must make a choice between living authentically and saving her town. In The Light will be presented at Open Jar Studios from Friday April 26 to Sunday April 28. Full casting to be announced soon.

The creative team includes Direction by Jeff Whiting (Big Fish), Music Direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross (Be More Chill), and orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg (The Great Gatsby). The band includes Adam Wolfe , David White, Justin Rothberg, and Audra Cramer (Associate Music Director).

Tickets are free and may be reserved at www.StageDoor.org/broadway-workroom

A Glimpse Behind the Curtain:

The Broadway Workroom Series will provide a rare opportunity for Broadway enthusiasts to witness the evolution of new musicals, a process typically reserved for industry insiders during private "workshops" or "readings. The series' vibe is to present glimpses of shows in their development phases, with focus on the writing and performances and less attention to production value.

Jeff Whiting, CEO of Open Jar Studios, shares his vision:

J eff Whiting remarked, "The Broadway Workroom Series is more than concerts of new work. It's a revelation of the incredible journey that new Broadway musicals undertake. For too long, this creative process has remained behind closed doors. Now, we're inviting the audience into the development process, offering them a front-row seat to witness the birth of Broadway's future hits."

Future Participating Musicals in The Broadway Workroom Series:

It was previously announced that two additional shows will be included in future offerings of The Broadway Workroom Series. They are ROOTED: A MUSICAL POEM with book, music and lyrics by Jewelle Blackman ( Hadestown ) and THE WORLD'S CASSETTE LIBRARY with music by Mike Nappi (Bandstand ), lyrics and book by Nappi, Max Sangerman (A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical) and Sam Durant Hunter (Paris Through A Window). Dates and full casting for both shows to be announced in the near future.

Tickets and Tickets Alerts:

Broadway aficionados eager to be in the audience and witness the birth of the next Broadway sensations can reserve tickets for Loch Lomond and In The Light at www.StageDoor.org/broadway-workroom . For ticket alerts for the other shows, please join the mailing list at www.stagedoor.org to be the first to learn when tickets are available for Rooted and The World's Cassette Library.

Join the Conversation:

Follow the Stage Door Foundation on instagram @stagedoorfoundation, and elsewhere by using the official hashtag #BroadwayWorkroom. Stay connected for exclusive updates, behind-the-scenes content, and interviews with the creative minds shaping the future of Broadway.

About The Stage Door Foundation:

The Stage Door Foundation is a not-for-profit organization providing support to artists as they develop theatrical projects, allowing individuals to focus on the creative process. Their mission is to secure and provide support to theatrical artists by providing access to professional mentorship, subsidized investments, and a supportive network infrastructure that can ignite the innovation of art. The vision of The Stage Door Foundation is to shape a world where art can be dreamed, developed, and realized without obstacles, to cultivate a performing arts ecosystem that celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and the untold stories waiting to be unveiled.

Open Jar Studios:

Open Jar Studios, led by CEO Jeff Whiting, has long been a cornerstone of artistic excellence and innovation. With state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to nurturing emerging talent, Open Jar Studios continues to shape the landscape of Broadway and is dedicated to the creation of art and the cultivation of the artist Located in the heart of the Theater District, OPEN JAR STUDIOS features some of the largest studios in New York City for rehearsals, auditions, and support offices for productions of all sizes. Two 4,000 square-foot studios with 22-foot high ceilings make the space ideal for Broadway rehearsals. The large studios accompany a number of different-sized studios suited perfectly for dance rehearsals, music rehearsals, production offices, and even costume fittings. Under the direction of Jeff Whiting, Open Jar Studios. https://www.openjarstudios.com/

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