On Monday, April 23, TILL SOON, ANNE (book and lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson, music by Bobby Cronin) will have its first public presentation, directed by Lisa Rothe (HOLD THESE TRUTHS). Jeremy Robin Lyons (The Mad Ones) music directs.
The performance will star Abby Mueller (BEAUTIFUL) as “Anne”, Wade McCollum (ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME), Joel Perez (NBC’S JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, FUN HOME), Lauren Molina (ROCK OF AGES, The Skivvies), Kate Loprest (FIRST DATE), John Bolger (FIVE PRESIDENTS), Stacia Fernandez (MAMMA, MIA!) and Lynn Craig (LAZARUS).
TILL SOON, ANNE is the story of a young woman in the final stages of brain cancer who invites her closest friends and family to a perfect last weekend, determined to celebrate the life she’s been given, and the art of letting go. The show was developed in independent residencies at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Preston Whiteway, Executive Director.
This performance of TILL SOON, ANNE is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net.
Christine Toy Johnson and Bobby Cronin’s collaborations include TILL SOON, ANNE, the award-winning movie musicals WINNING NEW YORK and FOOD LIKE LOVE (commissioned and produced by New York Film Academy), and MY BOYFRIEND IS AN ALIEN (AND I’M OKAY WITH THAT)! (part of Prospect Theater’s Off-Broadway “Stage Fright”). Cronin’s upcoming world premieres include MARY AND MAX (music & lyrics with librettist Crystal Skillman) at Theatre Calgary. Johnson’s recent world premieres include TRUTH AGAINST THE WORLD: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF Frank Lloyd WRIGHT at the Kennedy/McIlwee Studio Theatre in Raleigh, NC.
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