Last night, June 27, the off-broadway theater scene became a bit richer with the advent of The Magdalene, a musical play about Mary Magdalene composed by James Olm with a book by Mr. Olm and J.C. Hanley. Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. served as the Creative Consultant on the production, which was directed by Richard Burk. Previews began on June 14. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the first production shots!
The Magdelene runs through September 4th at St. Clement's Theatre, produced by Emerald Green Productions, AF Productions and general managed by Peter Bloch. The show features scenic and lighting design by Sean McIntosh with costumes by Darrell Wagner.
The Magdalene is a contemporary musical about Mary Magdalene. This ultra-progressive story is inspired by the recent discovery of alternative biblical gospels-The Gnostic Gospels. In these Gospels, we find Mary Magdalene-not the prostitute-but the most enlightened of all disciples and the Apostle of all Apostles.
In this musical, Mary and Yeshua are destined to become husband and wife, and face together the dangerous and corrupt powers of the time-the Roman Empire and the church-not only battling the new religious ideas, but also the resistance to empowering women.
Linsie VanWinkle, a relative newcomer, plays the title character. John Anthony, EuGene Barry-Hill, Xander Chauncey, Caleb Damschroder, Devin DeSantis, Faith Engen, Lauren Fijol, Osborn Focht, Laura Huizenga, Patrick Oliver Jones, Evangelia Kingsley and Shad Olsen complete the cast.
For tickets and more information, visit http://www.themagdalenethemusical.com/
Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski