PJ Griffith and Lesli Margherita in the 2016 New York Musical Festival premiere of A Scythe of Time.
PJ Griffith and Lesli Margherita in the 2016 New York Musical Festival premiere of A Scythe of Time.
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A Scythe of Time, winner of the 2016 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award, will receive a concert presentation starring original cast members Lesli Margherita (Matilda) and PJ Griffith (American Idiot) on October 26 at 9:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Joining Margherita and Griffith in the cast will be Matt Dengler (The Visit), Brandon Brune (Misconception: The Lost Gospel of Christmas), Blair Alexis Brown (Adding Machine), Emily Claire Hughes (national tour: Junie B. Jones), Lance Olds (national tour: Carnival!), and Danny Rutigliano (The Lion King).

A Scythe of Time is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert, with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell. Inspired by two sinister stories by Edgar Allan Poe, the show takes us to London, 1881, where the public can't get enough of the infamously sensational Blackwood Articles, in which writers take their own lives and, in the process of dying, record their experience with death. On the other side of town, our heroine, Signore Zenobia, embarks on a quest to unravel the mystery of the articles in an effort to save her own magazine, and finds time pressing down on her as she composes a Blackwood Article of her very own.

For tickets and more information, click here.