Casting has been announced for the new musical anthology Notes From Now, which brings together songwriters from Broadway and beyond, beginning previews March 2 at 59E59 Theaters ahead of an official opening March 10.
Directed and choreographed by Billy Bustamante, the limited engagement will continue Off-Broadway through March 20.
Contributing newly commissioned original songs, as previously reported, are Jay Adana, Troy Anthony, Masi Asare, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Georgie Castilla and Jaime Lozano, Gretchen Cryer, Tia DeShazor and Derrick Byars, Alexandra Elle and Stephen Schwartz, Adam Gwon, Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar, Peter Mills, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan Scott Oliver, Angela Sclafani, Paulo K Tiról, and Amanda Yesnowitz and Deborah Abramson.
Interpreting these songs will be Ashley Blanchet (Waitress), Thani Brant, Darron Hayes, Josh Lamon (The
Prom), Aline Mayagoitia (Love Life), Outer Critics Circle Award winner Judy McLane (Romeo &
Bernadette, Mamma Mia!), and John Yi (Soft Power) with understudy Genesis Adelia Collado.
Sean Peter Forte serves as music director for the production, which offers a musical reflection of our contemporary world. Macy Schmidt is the orchestrator.
“In these continued challenging times for the theatre community, Prospect is excited and grateful to return to 59E59 Theaters with a new, collectively-written show,” says Notes From Now curator and creative producer Cara Reichel in an earlier statement. “Connecting so many powerful, artistic voices with audiences—and engaging around the times we are living through—feels especially meaningful.”
The producton will also have scenic design by Riw Rakkulchon, costume design by Rodrigo Muñoz, lighting design by Shannon Clarke, sound design by Ben Scheff, and casting by Michael Cassara. The production stage manager is Elizabeth Emanuel.