New Musical Cornelia Street Begins Previews January 20 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News New Musical Cornelia Street Begins Previews January 20

Norbert Leo Butz, Gizel Jiménez, Kevyn Morrow, Mary Beth Peil, and more star in the Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere Off-Broadway.

Norbert Leo Butz, Gizel Jiménez, Kevyn Morrow, and Mary Beth Peil

Making its world premiere, the new musical Cornelia Street begins previews January 20 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2. The already extended run will open February 14 for a limited engagement through March 5.

The cast stars George Abud (The Band’s Visit), two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (My Fair Lady), Esteban Andres Cruz (Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven), Gizel Jiménez (Netflix’s tick, tick… BOOM!), Jordan Lage (American Buffalo), Kevyn Morrow (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil (Anastasia), Ben Rosenfield (Mrs. America), and Lena Pepe in her Off-Broadway debut.

Jacob Towney is a father dreaming of a great life for his daughter who finds out the West Village restaurant that has been his sanctuary is set to close. As he tries to save it, he also faces the neighborhood's phantom spirits—but, time and luck are both running out. Cornelia Street features a book by Tony winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) with music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel of American Music Club.

Tony-nominated director Neil Pepe (American Buffalo) helms the production, with choreography by two-time Bessie Award winner Hope Boykin, scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Stacey Derosier, sound design by Kai Harada, music direction by Chris Fenwick, orchestrations by John Clancy, music contractor Antoine Silverman, and casting by The Telsey Office's Rachel Hoffman. Jennifer Rogers serves as the production stage manager.

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