59E59 Theaters, with The Directors Company, in association with Chase Mishkin, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, and Invictus Theater Company is presenting MURDER IN THE FIRST, written by Dan Gordon and directed by Michael Parva.
MURDER IN THE FIRST began performances on May 25 for a limited engagement through July 1, and celebrated an official opening night on June 6. BroadwayWorld has just recevieved production highlights and brings you an exclusive look below!
Inspired by a compelling true story, MURDER IN THE FIRST is a gripping drama about the murder trial that blew open the deplorable treatment of the prisoners at Alcatraz, the most notorious correctional institution in U.S. history. The stage version of Dan Gordon's 1995 film explores the unlikely friendship that develops between the young, idealistic attorney and the prisoner that he was brought in to defend.
Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis) plays Alcatraz convict Willie Moore. British actor Guy Burnet (TV: Hollyoaks) is making his NY stage debut as Willie’s attorney Henry Willard Davidson. Larisa Polonsky (Burning for The New Group) plays fellow attorney Mary McCasslin. The cast also includes Joseph Adams, J. Stephen Brantley, Richard Fiske, John FitzGibbon, Robert Hogan, Jim Lorenzo, Ian Holcomb, Anthoula Katsimatides, Daren Kelly, Thomas Ryan, Ryan Scoble, and John Stanisci.
The design team includes Mark Nayden (set design); David Castaneda (lighting design); Tristan Raines (costume design); Quentin Chiappetta (original music and sound design); and Leah Loukas (hair/wig design). The stage manager is Katharine S. Fergerson.
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