This summer at 42West (514 West 42nd Street) Liberty: A Monumental New Musical opens. Beginning on June 6th with ir official opening set for July 4th the show stars Abigail Shapiro as Liberty are Mark Aldrich (Broadway: Newsies, Ragtime), Brandon Andrus (Broadway: Side Show); Nick Devito (Regional: Baby), Ryan Duncan (Broadway: Shrek), C. Mingo Long (Broadway Encores: South Pacific, Purlie),Vincent McCoy (Tours: Magic Tree House: The Musical), Keaton Micucci, Tyrone L. Robinson (National Tours: The Lion King, Book Of Mormon), Emma Rosenthal (Regional: Candide, Brigadoon), Tina Stafford (National Tour: Once, The Musical). The creative team includes: Jamie Roderick (Lighting Design), Deborah Hobson (Costume Design), Michael Cassara, CSA (Casting), Cherie B. Tay (Production Stage Manager), Form Theatricals, Anthony Francavilla and Zachary Laks (General Management).
Based on true events, Liberty is an entertaining 80-minute theatrical experience telling the story of a young French immigrant who arrives in New York Harbor in 1884. Coming to the United States in the middle of a national immigration debate and a terrible recession, political forces are aligning to deport her. With a strong resolve and a mighty spirit, she battles to gain acceptance and eventually becomes a lasting symbol of the young country.
Liberty previously completed an 8 week run at the East Village’s Theatre 80 St. Marks last year where it was called “A winning musical. Kids and teens will find inspiration in Liberty’s perseverance.” (NBC). Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, is adapted from original material by Dana Leslie Goldstein, Jon Goldstein and Robert Bruce McIntosh, features a book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein with music by Jon Goldstein, directed by Evan Pappas and produced by Theresa Wozunk, MMW Productions, Erik Stangvik, and Tim Harper.