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Glee's Billy Lewis Jr. to Star in Rock Odyssey The Portal

Performances begin next month at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

Billy Lewis Jr. stars in the rock-inspired production The Portal at the Minetta Lane Theatre.
(photo provided by DARR Publicity)

The Portal, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on Fox's Glee), will begin its off-Broadway run at the Minetta Lane Theatre on October 27 in advance of a November 13 opening.

Described as a "rock odyssey," The Portal is conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer. Jessica Chen choreographs.

Part concert, part movie, and part performance, The Portal follows Dante through majestic deserts and alpine mountains as he seeks the beautiful and mysterious Beatrice while also being pursued by his own inner demons. Is his quest real? A dream? Or an allegory of our own desire for transformation?

The creative team includes sound designer Peter Fitzgerald, lighting designer Traci Klainer Polimeni, set consultants David Goldstein and Peter Feuchtwanger, costume designer Liene Dobraja, and associate director Paul Stancato.

The Portal soundtrack will be released on November 11 with a New York City release party at the Bowery Electric on November 7.

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