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Grace McLean's In the Green Sets World Premiere

The new musical tells the story of medieval saint Hildegard von Bingen.

Grace McLean's new musical In the Green will make its world premiere this summer at LCT3's Claire Tow Theater.
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Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 has announced plans to produce the world premiere of In the Green, a new musical by Grace McLean (The Great Comet), directed by Lee Sunday Evans. Performances will run for June 8-August 4 at the Claire Tow Theater, with an official June 27 opening.

McLean will also be featured in the cast of In the Green alongside Rachael Duddy, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, and Hannah Whitney. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Commissioned by LCT3, In the Green tells the origin story of one of medieval history's most powerful and creative women: Hildegard von Bingen (Duddy, Pérez Flanagan, and Whitney). Before she became a healer, a composer, an exorcist, and finally a saint, she was a little girl locked in a cell with her mentor, Jutta (McLean). In the Green is the tale of two women and the journey that leads one to embrace death, and the other to celebrate the beauty and blemishes of a fully lived life.

The creative team will include sets by Kristen Robinson, costumes by Oana Botez, lighting by Barbara Samuels, sound by Nicholas Pope, and orchestrations by Grace McLean and Kris Kukul, with music supervision by Kris Kukul and casting by Henry Russell Bergstein.