Empire The Musical (Off-Broadway, New World Stages Stage 1, 2024) | Playbill

Empire The Musical


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A New Musical About A True Building

Dream Big. Build Higher. Experience the soaring heights of EMPIRE, the elevated new musical that celebrates the world’s most iconic building: the Empire State Building.


Told through the lens of three generations of dreamers and doers spanning New York City in the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and the Bicentennial Year of 1976, this original story shines new light on one of history’s greatest feats of will and desire. With a desperate city pinning its hopes on this seemingly impossible project, only skyscraper-high levels of grit and determination can keep it climbing. Discover the dramatic tales of derring-do through spectacular choreography, foot-tapping music, and colorful, timeless characters. Take the thrilling ride to the sky with the brave Mohawk Skywalkers, industrialist visionaries, and can-do immigrants, all of whom had the guts to go up when everyone else was down. Witness the extraordinary resilience and optimism that built a landmark that still inspires today.

Directed by Cady Huffman
Choreography by Lorna Ventura
Scenic Design by Walt Spangler
Costume Design by Tina McCartney
Lighting Design by Jamie Roderick
Sound Design by Shannon Slaton
Music Supervision and Orchestrations by Lena Gabrielle
Production Stage Manager: Kat West

Cast Includes Danny Iktomi Bevins, Devin Cortez, Morgan Cowling, Kaitlyn Davidson, Joel Douglas, Joseph Fierberg, Alexandra Frohlinger, Matt Gibson, Albert Guerzon, Julia Louise Hosack, Kiana Kabeary, Howard Kaye, TJ Newton, April Ortiz, Kennedy Perez, Jessica Ranville, Paul Salvatoriello, J Savage, Ethan Saviet, Robbie Serrano


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