Alice By Heart

MCC Theater continues its inaugural season at its new home in Hell's Kitchen with the world premiere of a new musical that reunites the Tony and Grammy Award-winning creators of Spring Awakening - Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. Alice By Heart, inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is directed and co-written by Jessie Nelson.

Performances are staged at The Newman Mills Theater.

(Photos by Deen van Meer)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
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About Alice By Heart:

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. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.

Music by Duncan Sheik, Lyrics by Steven Sater, and a Book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson
MCC Theater
Jessie Nelson
Bradley King
Dan Moses Schreier
Donyale Werle
Rick And Jeff Kuperman
Paloma Young
Cast list:
Molly Gordon (as Alice) and Colton Ryan (as Alfred/The White Rabbit), with Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Grace McLean, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Catherine Ricafort, Heath Saunders, and Wesley Taylor
Other info:
Music Direction & Vocal Arrangements by Jason Hart, Orchestrations by Duncan Sheik, Additional Orchestrations by Simon Hale, and Hair, Wig & Makeup Design by J. Jared Janas
Alice By Heart Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
January 30, 2019
Opening date: 
February 26, 2019
April 7, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space

West 52nd Street and 10th Avenue New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
50th Street station

Latest Alice By Heart News & Features

The Cast of Alice by Heart
World premiere of Alice By Heart extended at MCC
February 15, 2019

A one-week extension for the world premiere of Alice by Heart at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space has been announced by MCC Theater. The world premiere production began previews on January 30, and is scheduled for an official opening on February 26. The musical will now play its final performance on April 7, 2019. The cast of Alice by Heart stars Molly Gordon in the title role, whose previous theatre credits include Life of the Party, with Colton Ryan as Alfred and The White Rabbit respectively.

Molly Gordon & Colton Ryan
World premiere Alice By Heart musical extends at MCC Theater
January 30, 2019

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).

Our Alice By Heart Review

The latest entry in the multitude of adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s seminal novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” the musical Alice By Heart, is the inaugural offering at the newly opened MCC Theater’s Newman Mills Theater. The creative team behind this effort has some pretty serious chops. The book was co-written by Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) and Jessie Nelson (Waitress) who also... Read more