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Jason Robert Brown, Gavin Creel works in MCC Theater's 2023-24 Off-Broadway season

The season will include three world premieres, including new musicals by Brown and Creel and a new play, alongside a musical making its New York premiere.

Allison Considine
Allison Considine

MCC Theater’s 2023-24 season will kick off with the world premiere of Emma Horwitz’s Mary Gets Hers, presented by the company-in-residence, the Playwrights Realm. The play, inspired by Hrosvitha of Gandersheim’s Abraham, or the Rise and Repentance of Mary, follows two hermits who attempt to resume an orphan during a plague. Josiah Davis will direct the production, which will run from September 11 to October 7.

Next up will be the world premiere of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice, written and performed by Gavin Creel. The musical was commissioned by MetLiveArts and chronicles Creel’s experience of visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The show, which will open in November, features songs about works of art that captured Creel’s imagination and tie into his life and career. Linda Goodrich will direct.

Following will be the world premiere of The Connector, a new musical with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Jonathan Marc Sherman. The new musical, conceived and directed by Daisy Prince, follows two aspiring journalists in the 1990s. The show will open in January and run into February of 2024.

Next up will be The Lonely Few, featuring music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak and a book by Rachel Bonds. The musical is about a rock band and a blossoming love between two musicians on tour. Trip Cullman and Ellenore Scott will co-direct the musical, which runs from April to June of 2024.

The season will conclude in April 0f 2024 with the MCC Youth company’s production Uncensored, featuring student-written monologues, scenes, and ensemble works by New York City teens.

Photo credit: Jason Robert Brown and Gavin Creel. (Photos courtesy of MCC Theater)

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