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About The Shaggs - Off Broadway

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A new musical co-produced by Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop. They defined cult status and were gone in the blink of an eye. Fremont, NH, the early ‘70s. A working class dad has a vision of rock n’ roll destiny for his three talentless daughters, convinced they’re his family’s one-way ticket out of poverty and obscurity. But the girls have ideas of their own - and as their father ambition turns to obsession, the price of familial obligation becomes all to clear. Based on a true story.

The New York Premiere of a new musical. Book by Joy Gregory. Music by Gunnar Madsen. Lyrics by Joy Gregory and Gunnar Madsen. Story by Joy Gregory, Gunnar Madsen, and John Langs. Featuring Kevin Cahoon, Peter Friedman, Annie Golden, Jamey Hood, Steve Routman, Cory Michael Smith, Sarah Sokolovic, and Emily Walton. Scenic Design Mimi Lien. Costume Design Emily Rebholz. Lighting Design Geoff Korf. Sound Design Darron L West. Music Direction Aaron Gandy. Orchestrations Gunnar Madsen. Music Coordinator John Miller. Production Stage Manager Lori Lundquist. Choreography by Ken Roht. Directed by John Langs.

FOUR STARS. CRITIC'S PICK. “A captivating and bravely weird new musical that elicits sweet harmonies from the world’s worst rock band. There are deep, disturbing joys to be had in this oddball-underdog odyssey. Pure and original. The Shaggs deserves a serious listen.” –David Cote, Time Out New York

“Remarkably – insistently – memorable. Jamey Hood, Sarah Sokolovic and Emily Walton are sensational. Peter Friedman is astonishing." –Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg News

“Sweetly Shaggs-adelic and genuinely heartbreaking.” –Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Post

“One of the most provocative and strange musicals to come along, drawn with poetic license from true events of the '60s. Annie Golden is one-of-a-kind wonderful.” –Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News

Runtime: 2 hours


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