Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 24th Season with Bob Merrill and George Abbott's NEW GIRL IN TOWN – a musical based on Eugene O'Neill's ANNA CHRISTIE in its first full production in New York City since its 1957 Tony-nominated Broadway run – with an official press opening Thursday, July 26 at Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). Get a first look at the production in the photos below!
NEW GIRL IN TOWN takes place in New York City, 1926. Along the sordid New York Waterfront teeming with drunks and merchant sailors, Anna, a young woman with a secret past, arrives searching for her father, old Chris Christopherson, Swedish Captain of a coal barge traveling between New York and Provincetown. On a foggy night, a sailor is pulled from the cold, dark waters of the Atlantic... and when the fog clears, Anna comes face to face with merchant sailor, Matt Burke, and both lives are changed forever.
Based on Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, ANNA CHRISTIE, NEW GIRL IN TOWN is a passionate and joyous musical with music and lyrics by eight-time Tony Award-nominee Bob Merrill and book by Tony Award-winner George Abbott.
The cast of NEW GIRL IN TOWN includes Cliff Bemis (Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS), Dewey Caddell, Abby Church, PatRick Cummings (IT MUST BE HIM), Danielle Ferland (INTO THE WOODS), Matt Gibson, Kimberly Dawn Neumann, Alex Puette, Margaret Loesser Robinson (Irish Rep's MAN AND SUPERMAN), Amber Stone, and Stephen Zinnato. The production features choreography by Barry McNabb and musical direction by John Bell.
Performances of NEW GIRL IN TOWN run through September 9 at The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues): Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $55 and $65, and are available by calling 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org.
Photo credit: Carol Rosegg
Cliff Bemis (Chris Christopherson) and Danielle Ferland (Marthy) and ensemble
Margaret Loesser Robinson as Anna
Margaret Loesser Robinson (Anna) and Cliff Bemis (Chris Christopherson)
The Ensemble of NEW GIRL IN TOWN
Margaret Loesser Robinson (Anna), PatRick Cummings (Matt) and Cliff Bemis (Chris Christopherson)
PatRick Cummings (Matt, pictured left, foreground) and Margaret Loesser Robinson (Anna, right foreground) and ensemble