The Anthem to play Lynn Redgrave Theater Off-B'way

The new Sci-fi Musical The Anthem, with book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom will begin previews at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater on 20 May 2014, officially opening on 29 May 2014 and booking to 06 Jul 2014.

Synopsis: 'Hunger Games meets Ayn Rand in a far off future (several centuries after the early 1980s) in a social media gone mad world, where individuality is illegal. Prometheus (Jason Gotay) abandons everything to confront the State, controlled by the overlord of evil efficiency, Tiberius (Randy Jones). With a forbidden copy of Ayn's Rand's ancient tome in hand, can Prometheus overthrow the system?'

Rachel Klein directs a cast featuring Ashley Kate Adams, Remy Zakan, Jason Gotay, Randy Jones, Jenna Leigh Green, Damian Thompson, Emily S. Grosland, Patch David, Shiloh Goodin, Jamyl Dobson, Katie Lee Hill, Crista Marie Jackson and Brian Ferree.

Lead cast member and former Village People singer Randy Jones commented on his involvement: "A life in show business and the theatre allows one many privileges. After seeing Around the World in 80 Days and meeting its director Rachel Klein, I was convinced a force of nature in the same talent vein as Julie Taymor and Diane Paulus had crossed my path. Klein sees the world of theatre in a way that very few director/choreographers do. Her ability to spin magic from actors, designers, musicians and crew is a wondrous thing to witness when ultimately presented onstage. And that privilege I mentioned initially, is that I get to work with Rachel Klein on The Anthem."

The creative team for The Anthem includes scenic design by Robert Kovach, lighting design by Kryssy Wright, costumes co-designed by Kae Burke, sound design by Sean Hagerty, additional musical staging and chorography by Danielle Fusco, additional aerial choreography is by Brian Ferree, ariel rigging design is by Joshua Sherer, and props and projections by Ellie Engstrom.

The Anthem is produced by JJJ Productions in Association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc.

- by Tom Millward