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Nevermore Celebrates Edgar Allan Poe's 206th Birthday

The production at New World Stages got in the spirit with a cake from Cake Alchemy.

The new off-Broadway production of Nevermore — The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe celebrated its namesake's 206th birthday on January 19 with a specially designed cake from Cake Alchemy.

The cast of Nevermore celebrates Edgar Allan Poe's 206th birthday with a cake from Cake Alchemy.
(© Ryan Parker)

Written and directed by Jonathan Christenson of Catalyst Theatre, the musical play began performances at New World Stages on January 14. An official opening night is scheduled for January 25.

Nevermore is a whimsical production following Poe as he struggles with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss — all while producing some of the world's most original literature. Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe's character and career. The production features sets, costumes, and lighting designed by Bretta Gerecke. Choreography is by Laura Krewski, and sound design is by Wade Staples.

Originally produced by Canada's Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton in 2009 to commemorate the bicentennial of Poe's birth, this production of Nevermore includes six of the seven original cast members: Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchett, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross, and Scott Shpeley.

The Cake Alchemy cake celebrating Edgar Allan Poe's 206th birthday.
(© Ryan Parker)

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