Lizzie The Musical Casts Eden Espinosa, Ciara Renée, and More for New York Run
The infamous murderer is the subject of a new rock musical, set to open off-Broadway.
No show with id 328338 exists! will open off-Broadway this summer at the Pershing Square Signature Center, running July 19-September 29 with an official opening on August 5. The production features music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner, with a book by Tim Maner. Victoria Bussert directs, with choreography by Jaclyn Miller.
Bussert began her association with Lizzie in 2010 and has directed productions in Cleveland (Playhouse Square), Denmark (Fredericia Theatre in both Danish and English), London (Greenwich Theatre), and Chicago (Firebrand Theatre).
The musical is described as follows: "Lizzie Borden is the original good girl turned bad. Her story has become legendary, and her name is infamous. Now, she's telling her own tale with a killer new voice. Witness Lizzie Borden like never before: in true hair-raising, hard-hitting, rock star fashion. As secrets in the Borden household reach a boiling point, Lizzie's rage explodes, and she finds herself considering the unthinkable. You may know the poem, but you only know half the story."
The cast of Lizzie will feature Carrie Cimma (Bridget), Shannon O"Boyle (Lizzie), Ciara Renée (Alice), and Eden Espinosa (Emma).
The creative team includes Shoko Kambara (scenic design), Charlotte Yetman (costume design), Greg Hofmann (lighting design), Alex Hawthorn (sound design), Alan Stevens Hewitt (orchestrations), and Julie McBride (musical direction).