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Atlantic to stage World Premiere of new musical Found

Tom Millward
Tom Millward



Found Atlantic Theater Company has announced the World Premiere of new musical Found, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and Music and Lyrics by Eli Bolin. Found will be the first production of Atlantic's 2014-2015 season, beginning previews on 18 Sep 2014, with an official opening set for 14 Oct 2014 and concluding its run at Off-Broadway's Linda Gross Theater on 09 Nov 2014.

The musical is based on the Found books and magazines by Davy Rothbart, with additional material created in collaboration with Story Pirates and Drew Callendar, Duke Doyle and Jono Hustis.

Synopsis: 'Found is an original musical based on scores of surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been "found" in the real world by every-day people. Inspired by actual events, the show follows Davy who, along with his two best friends, is lost and broke. When he finds a strangely revealing note on his windshield meant for someone else, it sparks an outlandish idea that finds him and his compatriots on a wild, comedic journey. By bringing a host of real notes and letters from Davy Rothbart's popular FOUND Magazine to irreverent theatrical life, this new musical tells a story of ambition, betrayal and loyalty while celebrating the weirdness in all of us.'

Bios:

Hunter Bell is a Tony Award nominee and Obie Award-winning writer and performer, who is best known for creating the new musicals '[title of show]' on Broadway and 'Now. Here. This.' Off-Broadway.

Lee Overtree has served as Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Story Pirates, an organization that performs songs and sketches adapted from the creative writing of children across the country. His productions have been presented at the Kennedy Center and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Eli Bolin earned a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for the Off-Broadway production of 'Skippyjon Jones'. His production of Volleygirls was named 'Best of Fest' for the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He is also the music director of Story Pirates.

Full casting and creative team details will be announced in the coming months.

- by Tom Millward

Hunter BellEli BolinLee Overtree

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