A new musical version of Anne of Green Gables premiered March 23 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre. Created by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford (American Girls Revue, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it Road the Road), the show will open Thursday, March 29 at 7PM and run for a seven week engagement.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery's cherished classic novel is re-imagined in this all-new stage musical adaptation, which follows the journey of the wildly independent and adventurous red-haired orphan, Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly sent to Green Gables to live with an elderly bachelor and his spinster sister. Soon after her arrival, she quickly turns the entire community upside-down with her indomitable spirit and scope for imagination," state press materials.
The show features Heather MacRae (Falsettos, Coastal Disturbances, Hair) as Rachel, Bethe Austin (I Sent a Letter to My Love) as Marilla Cuthbert, Erick Devine (Seussical, Ragtime) as Matthew Cuthbert, Andrew Gehling (Hello Dolly!, Paper Mill) as Gilbert Blythe, Piper Goodeve (The Pursuit of Persephone) as Anne Shirley, and Jessica Grové (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Diana, with Alison Faircloth (Junie B. Jones) and Michael Mendiola (After the Fair) in the ensemble. The show is directed by Tyler Marchant (India Awaiting).
Tickets are $25 each, and available at www.TicketCentral.com or by calling 212-279-4200. For more information, visit www.TheatreworksUSA.org.
Photos by Joan Marcus
Piper Goodeve and Bethe B. Austin
Bethe B. Austin, Piper Goodeve and Erick Devine
Piper Goodeve and Erick Devine
Jessica Grové and Piper Goodeve
Heather MacRae, Bethe B. Austin and Erick Devine