World premiere Alice By Heart musical extends at MCC Theater

Alice By Heart will now run through to March 31, 2019 at MCC Theater's new home - The Robert W. Wilson Theater Space.

Molly Gordon & Colton Ryan

MCC Theater has announced an extension for its eagerly anticipated world premiere musical Alice By Heart, which begins its limited engagement at the company's new Hell's Kitchen home of The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space tonight, marking MCC's inaugural production at The Newman Mills Theater. An official opening is set for February 26 with the off-Broadway run now coming to a close on March 31, 2019 (instead of March 10).

As previously announcedMolly Gordon and Colton Ryan will star as Alice and Alfred / The White Rabbit, respectively, alongside Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Grace McLean, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Catherine Ricafort, Heath Saunders, and Wesley Taylor.

Alice By Heart features music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater and a book by Sater and Jessie Nelson, who also directs. 

Synopsis: "When the madness of the world is too much to bear, we take refuge in the stories we love. 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. Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times."

The creative team features choreography by Rick & Jeff Kuperman, music direction & vocal arrangements by Jason Hart, orchestrations by Duncan Sheik, additional orchestrations by Simon Hale, scenic design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, and hair, wig & makeup design by J. Jared Janas.

MCC Theater kicked off its inaugural season at The Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater (within The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space) with the New York premiere of The Light, written by Loy A. Webb and directed by Logan Vaughn, on January 23, 2019. The play which stars McKinley Belcher III and Mandi Masden is currently scheduled to run through to March 17, 2019, with an official opening on February 10.

Alice By Heart Tickets are available now.