Abby Mueller, Wade McCollum, Joel Perez, Lauren Molina, Kate Loprest, John Bolger, Stacia Fernandez and Lynn Craig Set for First Presentation Of Johnson And Cronin’s New Musical, TILL SOON, ANNE on April 23

Christine Toy Johnson and Bobby Cronin. Photo by Lia Chang

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.

Christine Toy Johnson and Bobby Cronin. Photo by Lia Chang
Christine Toy Johnson and Bobby Cronin. Photo by Lia Chang

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.

For more information, please email tillsoonanne@gmail.com.

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Dramatists Guild’s “Friday Night Footlights” series: Johnson And Cronin’s New Musical TILL SOON, ANNE, Featuring Jaygee Macapugay, Devin Ilaw, Wade McCollum, Cat Brindisi and David Darrow on January 5

Christine Toy Johnson and Bobby Cronin
Christine Toy Johnson and Bobby Cronin
Christine Toy Johnson and Bobby Cronin

An invitation-only sneak peak of TILL SOON, ANNE (book and lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson, music by Bobby Cronin) will take place as part of the Dramatists Guild’s “Friday Night Footlights” series on January 5, 2018 at 6 pm at the Dramatists Guild (Mary Rodgers Room), 1501 Broadway, on the 7th floor in New York. RSVP at aasongwriters@gmail.com. 

Johnson and Cronin, along with Wade McCollum (ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES YOU), Jaygee Macapugay (SCHOOL OF ROCK), Devin Ilaw (MISS SAIGON), Cat Brindisi (THE PASSAGE) and David Darrow (book/music/lyrics writer of THE PASSAGE) will be singing songs from the show with William Demaniow at the piano and David Darrow on guitar.

Developed in independent residencies at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, TILL SOON, ANNE tells the story of a young woman in the final stages of brain cancer who throws her family and closest friends a perfect final weekend, determined to celebrate the life we’re given and the art of letting go.

More about the authors at www.christinetoyjohnson.com and www.bobbycronin.com

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