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Frankenstein: musical posts early closing notices, last performance 9 Dec 2007

The new Off-Broadway musical adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has posted early closing notices, and will play its final performance on 9 Dec 2007.

The musical opened at 37 Arts Theatre on 1 Nov 2007, following previews from 10 Oct 2007 and was selling tickets through to 6 Jan 2008. When the show closes it will have played 55 regular perfromances and 25 previews.

The musical opened to appalling reviews: "Nary a shriek, of either humor or horror" (New York Times); "It's a fright all right, ...just in all the wrong ways" (New York Daily News); "The ineptness of its execution is matched only by the cynicism of its creators' intentions." (New York Post); "This one is not even a horror show. It is, however, horrible." (NewsDay).

The timeless, cautionary tale of Victor Frankenstein, whose noble dreams of grandeur, unlocking the mysetery of life, unleash instead a litany of terror and tragedy. Before it is done, everything in his privileged world will be torn asunder, as Victor and his Creature are pit against one another in an epic and deadly war of wills that will lead them across the continent and ultimately to the barren ends of the world.

Directed by Bill Fennelly, Frankenstein features Hunter Foster (Vistor Frankenstein), Christiane Noll (Elizabeth), Steve Blanchard (The Creature), Jim Stanek (Henry) and Mandy Bruno (Justine). Esemble: Nick Cartell, Struan Erlenborn, Eric Michael Gillette and Aaron Seretosky.

Frankenstein has a score by Mark Baron, text and lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson, and is adapted from Mary Shaelley's novel by Gary P. Cohen, and is directed by Bill Fennelly, with choreography by Kelly Devine.

An original cast recording recording of the musical is to be released in 2008.

The musical is produced by Douglas C. Evans, Gerald Goehring and Michael F. Mitri, in association with Barbara & Emery Olcott and David S. Stone.

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