Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn & James Lapine
“Once again, the guts and determination of this little company have paid off with one heck of a good show!” –musicals101.com
2007 NY IT AWARD NOMINATION:
Outstanding Set Design (Michael P. Kramer)
May 4 – 20, 2007
EQUITY APPROVED SHOWCASE
A New Brain tells the story of Gordon, a struggling songwriter, who suffers a medical crisis when something goes wrong with his brain and he is forced to undergo surgery. At the time he is struck by illness, he is reluctantly composing a song for a children’s television show featuring a frog by the name of “Mr. Bungee.” The specter of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal as he learns to appreciate life’s precious moments, and finds new inspiration to compose the songs he yearns to produce.
This production was made possible with support from Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. with funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Queens Community Arts Fund (NYSCA), a regrant program through the Queens Council on the Arts.
“…a vibrant, impassioned production…captures both the humor and the depth…” –Off-Off Online
“…a very worthy evening, marked by solid voices and a remarkable group of songs that soar, search, and satisfy.” –nytheatre.com
“…a show full of heart and music that will leave you joyful and inspired.” -OOBR
“Its depth and messages of love and living in the moment provide for two hours of top-notch theater.” -Queens Chronicle