The Anthem, a sci-fi musical inspired by Ayn Rand's novella Anthem, will make its off-Broadway world premiere at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre this May. Performances will begin May 20 in advance of an official May 29 opening.
The production features a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell, and lyrics by Erik Ransom. Rachel Klein helms a cast that stars Jason Gotay (Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark), Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening), and Randy Jones (The Village People). The company also includes Ashley Kate Adams, Jenna Leigh Green, Damian Thompson, Emily S. Grosland, Patch David, Shiloh Goodin, Jamyl Dobson, Katie Lee Hill, Crista Marie Jackson, and Brian Ferree.
Set in a far-off future in "a social media gone mad world, where individuality is illegal," Prometheus (Gotay) attempts to overthrow the state, controlled by the evil Tiberius (Jones), with a copy of Rand's work in hand. An expansive aerial and circus environment will set the scene of the revolution.