Women’s History Month kicks off this month, so it seems perfectly fitting to spotlight a lady whose contributions to the classical musical world were overshadowed by her brother.
On Sunday March 5th and Monday March 6th at 7:30 PM at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Timeless Stage and Screen productions, in conjunction with Amas Musical Theater will present MOZART: HER STORY – THE NEW MUSICAL, with book and lyrics by Tegan Summer and music and additional lyrics by Gregory Nabours. Nabours will also serve as musical director.
A press release describes the event: “Wolfgang’s sister, Nan Mozart, is a brilliant composer who struggles to be seen and heard in the male-dominated 18th century court. When the young virtuosa, who is arguably more talented than her brother, is silenced and banned from all artistic endeavors, she rebels. In this untold story, two estranged siblings embark on a journey of love, hate, tragedy and redemption. Continuing the American musical’s tradition of creative radicalism, Mozart: Her Story – The New Musical breaks new ground as it marries Mozart’s classics with over twenty contemporary originals by Summer & Nabours.”
The cast will include Kennedy Caughell (Paradise Square, Wicked), Justin Matthew Sargent (Rock of Ages, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Misérables), Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls, Rock of Ages), Zachary Noah Piser (Dear Evan Hansen, KPOP), Etai Benson (Company, The Band’s Visit), Jonathan Mousset (Jersey Boys, The Full Monty), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, West Side Story), Gregory Treco (Hamilton, Taboo), Greg Laucella (In The Heights, Miss Saigon), Jelani Remy (Ain’t Too Proud, The Lion King), Sasha Hutchings (Hamilton, Memphis), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Legally Blonde, The Book of Mormon), and Morgan Marcell (Hamilton, Miss Saigon), Jillian Davis, Tatian Melendez, Larissa Gerske, Joe González, Thomas Dilley, and Kelly Marsh (Complexions Contemporary Ballet).
Stephanie Klemons directs with choreography by Dwight Rhoden & Desmond Richardson.
Recently, the character of Maria Anna (Marianne) ‘Nan” Mozart was portrayed on the hit Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle by stage and screen actor Adina Version.
MOZART: HER STORY – THE NEW MUSICAL. Sunday March 5 and Monday March 6 at 7:30 PM ET Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall (881 Seventh Avenue at 56th Street, NYC). For tickets, click here for Sunday and here for Monday.