New World Stages has set January 14 for previews and a January 25 opening night for Nevermore: The Imaginary Life And Mysterious Death Of Edgar Allan Poe. The long-touring show that started at Edmonton’s Catalyst Theatre combines music, storytelling and stagecraft, it tells the fascinating and moving life story of the writer, exploring the events that shaped his character and career.
The musical is written, composed and directed by Catalyst artistic director Jonathan Christenson. Six of the seven original cast members are returning for the New World Stages run: Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchett, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross, and Scott Shpeley. Several songs have been added since its first New York run at the New Victory Theatre in 2010. It also had a limited engagement at London’s Barbican Center.
Nevermore is produced by Radio Mouse Entertainment (M. Kilburg Reedy and Jason E. Grossman), Martin Hummel, Caiola Productions, Terry Schnuck, Susan Jaffe Tane, and Hernreich-Horvath Productions in association with Catalyst. The associate producers include Fireboat Productions, Carol L. Bixler, and Deepa Desai.
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