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Lizzie the Musical Axes Upcoming Summer Off-Broadway Run

The musical was expected to play the Pershing Square Signature Center.

The stars of Lizzie the Musical.
(photo provided by Lizzie the Musical)

The upcoming off-Broadway run of Lizzie the Musical has been canceled "due to unforeseen circumstances." The production was scheduled to play the Pershing Square Signature Center, July 19-September 29.

Additional information about the cancellation was not provided. Lizzie the Musical 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 was to direct, with choreography by Jaclyn Miller.

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 was announced to include Carrie Cimma (Bridget), Shannon O'Boyle (Lizzie), Ciara Renée (Alice), and Eden Espinosa (Emma).

The creative team included 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).

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