Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the world premiere musical Cornelia Street, with a book by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel (American Music Club), choreography by two-time “Bessie Award” winner Hope Boykin (Philadanco), directed by Tony Award nominee Neil Pepe (American Buffalo).
Cornelia Street will feature George Abud (The Band’s Visit), two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (My Fair Lady), Esteban Andres Cruz (Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven), Gizel Jiménez (Netflix’s Tick, Tick… Boom!, Wicked), Jordan Lage (American Buffalo), Kevyn Morrow (Moulin Rouge! The Musical),Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil (Anastasia), Lena Pepe (Off-Broadway Debut), and Ben Rosenfield (“Mrs. America”).
Cornelia Street will begin performances on Friday, January 20th, and will open Tuesday, February 14th, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 26th, 2023 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
In a back street in the West Village, Jacob Towney tries to save the restaurant that has been his home for longer than he can remember and release his daughter to the life he dreams she can have. His place is a home for the odd ghosts of the Village. It is out of place and out of time and running out of luck.
Cornelia Street will feature scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Stacey Derosier, sound design by Kai Harada, music direction by Chris Fenwick, orchestrations by John Clancy, music contractor Antoine Silverman, and casting by The Telsey Office; Rachel Hoffman, CSA. Jennifer Rogers will serve as the production stage manager.