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Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's Alice by Heart Extends

Molly Gordon, Colton Ryan, and more star in the world premiere of the new musical at MCC Theater.

The cast of Alice by Heart, the new musical receiving its New York premiere at MCC Theater.
(© David Gordon)

MCC Theater has announced a three-week extension of its world premiere of the new musical Alice by Heart. Featuring music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater, and a book by Sater and Jessie Nelson, the musical will now run through Sunday, March 31. Performances begin tomorrow night, with opening night set for February 26.

Directed by Nelson with choreography by Rick and Jeff Kuperman, the production stars Molly Gordon, Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Ari Groover, Michael Hartung, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Grace McLean, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Catherine Ricafort, Colton Ryan, Heath Saunders, Wesley Taylor, and Natalie Walker.

Alice by Heart, which is inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is described as follows: "In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer's budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland."

The creative team includes Edward Pierce (scenic design), Paloma Young (costume design), Bradley King (lighting design), Dan Moses Schreier (sound design), and J. Jared Janas (hair, wig, and makeup design), with orchestrations by Sheik, additional orchestrations by Simon Hale, and music direction and vocal arrangements by Jason Hart.