New York City
The first of a two part series. Thomas Hardy’s magnificent final novel will be staged for the first time in a musical adaptation. Young Jude Fawley, born into poverty, becomes convinced through the presence of a teacher in his young life, that anything is possible. He sets out to raise himself above his position and climb the highest heights. Along the way, the love of his life, Sue Bridehead will change his thinking about everything. Beautiful, Victorian era music will figure prominently.