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July 16 - July 21
Canadian Jews, Jenny Waxman and Ben Page (son of Bare Naked Ladies former front man, Steven Page), are making their New York Premiere this summer with a new “Midrash” musical, Leaving Eden, Off-Broadway as part of the New York Musical Festival in Manhattan this July. With book and lyrics by Waxman, music by Page and directed by member of the tribe, Susanna Wolk, Leaving Eden poses the question: What is the cost of creation?
Leaving Eden is a creation myth that asks: Is there wisdom in the Garden? And will we have to leave Eden to really know?
In the beginning …
God created man and woman, Adam and Lilith, he created them. Lilith has some questions, Adam has some rules, and in a modern metropolis, Eve must deal with a mess of her own creation.
LEAVING EDEN is a creation myth musical that poses the question: Is there wisdom in the Garden? And will we have to leave Eden to really know?
The production stars Sarah-Anne Martinez (Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher at Festival 56) as Lilith, Janet Krupin (If/Then, Hands on a Hardbody) as Lily, Gabrielle McClinton (Chicago, Pippin) as Eve, Azudi Onyejekwe (The Great Comet, Violet) as Modern Adam, and Ian Ward (Gettin’ the Band Back Together, TV: Veronica Mars) as Ancient Adam.
The production features scenic design by Alayna Klein, costume design by Whitney Locher, and lighting design by Amanda Clegg Lyon. Kimberly O’Laughlin is the sound designer, Jon Bleicher is the general manager, Daryl Eisenberg is the casting director, and Alexis Nalbandian is the stage manager.
LEAVING EDEN plays the following schedule as part of the NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL:
Tuesday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 18 at 9 p.m.
Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Individual tickets are $35 and will be available online on June 13 at nymf.org/leavingeden or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater 30 minutes prior to performance.