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Molly Gordon, Noah Galvin to Star in Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's Alice by Heart

The full cast and creative team has been announced for the world-premiere musical.

Noah Galvin will be part of the cast of the world premiere of Alice by Heart.
(© Tricia Baron)

MCC Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for Alice by Heart, the new musical by Spring Awakening creators Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. Performances will begin on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, as the first show in the Newman Mills Theater at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, with opening night set for Tuesday, February 26.

Molly Gordon (Life of the Party) will lead the cast, along with Noah Galvin (Dear Evan Hansen), Zachary Infante (Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream), Andrew Kober (School of Rock), Nkeki Obi-Melekwe (Bull), Catherine Ricafort (Honeymoon in Vegas), Colton Ryan (Girl From the North Country), Heath Saunders (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert), Kyle Sherman (Pete the Cat), and Wesley Taylor (Spongebob Squarepants).

Directed by Jessie Nelson, the creative team will include Rick and Jeff Kuperman (choreography), Donyale Werle (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.

Alice by Heart, which is inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, features music by Sheik, lyrics by Sater, and a book by Sater and Nelson. It 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. As they travel through the tale, Alice By Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times."