All his life, Ari Hoffman has dreamed of being the Welter-Weight Boxing Champion of the World. After years of being sheltered and trained by his father in the basement of their synagogue, Ari finally turns pro, taking the boxing world by storm. However, when his promoter orchestrates a title fight on the eve of Yom Kippur, Ari chooses to fight, defying his faith and his family. With an exciting Hip-Hop/R&B-influenced score, Cutman chronicles the story of a young Jewish boxer's struggle between his ambition and his religion. Book by Jared Coseglia; Music & Lyrics by Drew Brody; Story by Jared Coseglia and Cory Grant Cutman is presented as part of the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival.