Jonathan Christenson’s Nevermore Will Return Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows View Comments All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, is returning to New York for an open-ended engagement. The musical play, which is written, composed, and directed by Jonathan Christenson, will begin performances on January 14, 2015. Opening night is scheduled for January 25 at New World Stages. Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career. A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world’s most original and enduring literature before dying in mysterious circumstances at the age of 40. The production will feature sets, costumes and lighting by Bretta Gerecke, with choreography by Laura Krewski and sound design by Wade Staples. It originally played at Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton in Canada in 2009 before touring extensively, including an acclaimed run at London’s Barbican Centre. The show was previously seen in New York at the Victory Theatre in 2010. Nevemore has been expanded since then, with several new songs added and structural revisions made to the original script.center_img Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe Six of the seven original Nevermore cast members will return to the show—Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchett, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross and Scott Shpeley. Casting for the seventh and final role will be announced soon. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more