New York University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions will present the premier performance of 29 in the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal Street (betw. W. 3rd and W. 4th Sts.), on March 23 (8 p.m.), March 24 (2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.), and March 25 (3:00 p.m.). For reservations, please call the Steinhardt School Box Office at 212.998.5281. Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 with valid NYU ID. Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street).
29 features music and lyrics by Gaby Alter, and book and additional lyrics by Tommy Newman. The musical asks the essential question: What does it mean to become an adult? In this off-beat collection of musical stories, people in their 20’s face defining moments of adulthood: from finding a job you can stand and a roommate you can live with to dealing with an unexpected pregnancy and the illness of a parent. Told through spoken scenes and a harmony-rich pop-rock score, 29 is a contemporary take on the age-old art of growing up.
The production will be directed by John Simpkins, with musical direction by James Cunningham and choreography by Jennifer Werner. The cast and musicians will feature undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from NYU’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. The department is part of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. 29 is part of the Program in Vocal Performance’s commitment to the development of new musicals. It marks the seventh annual spring “new musical” - with past productions going on to further development at the Eugene O’Neill Center, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), and Kansas City Musical Theatre Festival.
Reporters interested in attending 29 should contact John Simpkins, Director, at (212) 998-5131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.