Off-Broadway's Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning Transport Group announced today that its New York premiere of the new musical The Memory Show, will begin performances on April 16 with an official opening night set for April 30. With a book by Sara Cooper and music and lyrics by Zach Redler, The Memory Show will be helmed by off-Broadway director Joe Calarco (Shakespeare's R&J) and will star Tony nominee Catherine Cox (Footloose) and Broadway veteran Leslie Kritzer (Elf ). Performances are scheduled to run at the Duke on 42nd Street for five weeks, through May 18.
The Memory Show tells the story of woman (Kritzer) who returns home to care for her aging mother (Cox) who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The musical paints a portrait of this tumultuous mother-daughter relationship, as their conflicting versions of the past collide. The Memory Show made its world premiere in 2010 at Barrington Stage Company where both Kritzer and Cox originated their roles. They will now bring these original characters to the off-Broadway stage for its New York premiere.
The creative team for The Memory Show will feature set design by Brian Prather, costume design by Kathryn Rohe, lighting design by Chris Lee, sound design by Walter Trarbach, music direction by Vadim Feitchner, and orchestrations by Lynn Shankel. Theresa Flanagan will stage manage.