Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant and Producer Tamra Pica have announced the extension of LILI MARLENE, the new musical about a family's escape from the rising tide of Nazism, that has been running at the St. Lukes Off-Broadway Theatre. The new musical, with book, music and lyrics by Michael Antin and directed and choreographed by Mark Blowers, will be moving to a weekly matinee schedule every Wednesday at 2:30pm.
The musical love story of Rosie Penn, a famous, Jewish cabaret singer, and Count Hans Wilhelm von Kleister Graff, LILI MARLENE is set in Berlin during the last year of the Weimar Republic and at the beginning of the Third Reich period. As the dark clouds of Nazism loom, the Count, as the head of the passport bureau of the German foreign ministry, helps the German cultural and scientific elite escape from the country, and he, his family and Rosie must decide where their futures lie.
The cast includes Ryan Ball, Samantha Collette, Nicholas-Tyler Corbin, Alexandra Dominguez, Molly Gillman, Adam Kee, Amanda Kocher, Patrick MacLennan, Thomas Reasoner, Caleb Schaaf, Megan Supina, Stephanie Viegas and Bryan Watson.
The Off Broadway venue, St. Luke's Theatre, is located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets cost between $20 and $99 and can be purchased through Telecharge at https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway or by calling (212) 239-6200. $25.00 rush tickets available day of the show at the box office, cash only, limit 2 per person. Box office Opens at 12:30pm. For more information, please visit stlukestheatre.com or facebook.com/writeactrepertory.
John Lant (Producer / Artistic Director) is a 35-year veteran in the entertainment industry and has been involved in over 600 television, film, music tours, and theatrical productions. An award-winning producer, director, writer, lighting / set designer, he has mounted productions at Cal Arts, Ricardo Montalban, Powerhouse, Glendale Center, Hollywood Playhouse, Long Beach Playhouse, the Jewel Box Theatres and Write Act Repertory garnering DramaLogue, Diamond, ADA, NAACP Awards, LA Weekly and Backstage Picks of the Week, Garland and Valley Theatre (LA) nominations. Under the artistic leadership of John Lant since 2003, acclaimed WRITE ACT REPERTORY has produced over 40 Mainstage and 75 original one-act plays in Los Angeles and New York City. Write Act Repertory is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Repertory also produces rarely seen works and unfinished musicals by composers who passed before their work was completed. www.writeactrep.org
The production returns Wednesday, April 25th at 2:30 pm and will continue Wednesdays at 2:30 pm through June 6th 2018.