The new musical Foreverman, with book, music, and lyrics by Brett M. Boles, will be presented as an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF's) 2012 Next Link Project, beginning performances tonight, July 20 and running through Sunday, July 28, at the PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42 Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues).
What if you could live forever? On New Year's Eve, 1675, Will and Jack make a remarkable discovery – an elixir that will grant them eternal life. But when both men fall in love with Fiona, a young woman with a dark and painful secret, they learn that immortality may not be the gift they had imagined. In Foreverman friendship turns to rivalry and love turns to betrayal, setting the stage for a tumultuous journey through the ages.
The cast of Foreverman is Larry Cahn (Hawkins), Nat Chandler (Lord Fairwright), Glory Crampton (Anna Fairwright), Karen Elliott (Mrs. Morgan), Omar Lopez-Cepero (Will Timeson), Kelly McCormick (Fiona Fairwright), and Adam Monley (Jack Mercer).
The scenic design for Foreverman is by John McDermott; costume design is by Barry Doss and Anne Liberman; lighting design is by Susan Nicholson; projection design is by Mark Costello; sound consultant is Bridget O'Connor. The music director is Natalie Tenenbaum; music supervisor is Stephen Ferri; orchestrations are by Stephen Ferri, Andrew Fox, and Adam Kaufman. The consulting producer is Michael Roderick.
Brett M. Boles (Composer/Lyricist/Librettist) graduated from Ithaca College in 2007 with a degree in Music Composition. His musical adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo was presented as the last musical of the Mainstage season at IC, something that had never been done before. Brett has written three musicals: Austin's Bridge (Music by Brett M. Boles, Book and Lyrics by Bill C. Davis), Foreverman (Book, Music and Lyrics by Brett M. Boles), and The Count of Monte Cristo (Book, Music and Lyrics by Brett M. Boles). He has had workshops of his pieces at The Firehouse Theater Project in Richmond, VA; Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT; Sage Theater in Times Square; Ground Up Productions in NYC (with Kristy Cates). Foreverman has had a demo recording and a table read featuring Josh Young, Janine DiVita, Karen Elliott, and Alan H. Green. Brett is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop and a presenting member of the Advanced Writer's Lab at the New Opera and Musical Theater Initiative (NOMTI) in Boston.
Stephen Nachamie (Director) is an award-winning New York based director. New York credits: I Hate Hamlet (Harbor Lights Theatre Co), Faraway Bayou (Concert for the American Cancer Society), Waldrop and Ross' Luck! The Musical (York Theatre with Faith Prince), Bill C. Davis' Austin's Bridge, Into the Woods – Cap21/NYU, The 25th Anniversary Production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy (starring Sirius Radios' Seth Rudetsky), Like You Like It (NAMT, Choreographer- NYMF) Assistant director: Broadway Concerts of Funny Girl (with Peter Gallagher and Whoopi Goldberg) and Chess (starring Josh Groban). Regional: Hello Out There (Goodspeed Musicals), Camelot (Olney Theatre Center- Critics Pick in The Washington Post), Oliver! (John W. Engeman Theatre),Gutenberg! The Musical (Boston Area Premiere- New Rep, MA), 1776 (Olney Theatre Center), Dreamgirls (WV Public Theatre), Seven Brides and The King and I (Gretna Theatre), The Fantasticks (Emelin Theatre), The Music Man (TriArts), Miss Saigon and The Full Monty (Maine State), tick, tick…BOOM! (New Repertory Theatre), Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Italian American Reconciliation (Depot Theatre), Driving Miss Daisy, The Sunshine Boys, Urinetown (Barnstormers Theatre), Grease (Granbury Opera House and Courtyard Playhouse, TX), Ain't Misbehavin' and Hedwig (Capital Playhouse), Joseph..., Jesus Christ Superstar (WV Public Theatre), Cabaret (TriArts),Chicago (Seacoast Rep), A Chorus Line (Two National Tours and Several Regional Productions), West Side Story (Italian Tour, NC Theatre, Gateway Playhouse), …Charlie Brown (Emelin and Cherry County Playhouse), Beehive, The World Goes 'Round (Seven Angels Theatre), Tommy, Evita (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, Gateway Playhouse). A New York native, Stephen began working in NY theatre as a production assistant on such Off-Broadway shows as Little Shop of Horrors, Blues in the Night and Starmites. Studying at NYU- Circle in the Square and Musical Theatre Works he has been at home in both the worlds of plays and musicals- as well as spent most of that time developing new works in NY. As an actor he toured the US as Paul in A Chorus Line and the world with West Side Story and Evita. He has developed new works with BMI, NAMT, NYMF, The York Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre, Musical Theatre Works. Winner of the NC Triangle award in 2003 for West Side Story and the 2004 NH Spotlight Award for Best Musical Production -Chicago. He is a masterclass teacher and Guest Artist for the Signature Theatre, VA Professional Performing Arts School and AMDA.