COMING SOON: JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL’S BOX
Johnny, a young fiddler from the mountains, must contend with a death in the family, the threat of the law, a hijacked fiddle contest and the loss of his true love on his way to becoming the greatest fiddle player anyone has ever seen. But how will he fare against the greatest threat of them all, the Devil himself? Inspired by the myths of fiddlers’ dealing with the Devil, the piece takes a hard look at the association between a virtuoso’s egotism and hellish temptation. Written by Douglas Waterbury-Tieman with direction by John Hurley, choreography by Jennifer Jancuska, music supervision by Scott Wasserman and music assistant direction by Matt Cusack. Recent developments include a Rough Draft Workshop at The Drama League in collaboration with “Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout”, a residency at Goodspeed’s Johnny Mercer Writer’s Colony, and an upcoming Spring workshop to be announced soon.
This concert will highlight selections from the new folk musical JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL’S BOX with performances by; George Abud (The Band’s Visit), Matt Cusack (Bandstand), Julie Foldesi (Sunday in the Park with George, Newsies, South Pacific), Lisa Gutkin (Indecent), Ben Laxton (The Book of Mormon), Eddy Lee (Hamilton), Deonté L. Warren (Aladdin), Lizzy Brooks, Ali Castro, Annabelle Fox, Melissa Rose Hirsch, Andrea Laxton, Ali Marconi, Andrew O’Shanick, Chris Rayis, Mike Rosengarten, Sam Sherwood, Avery Sobczak, Dan Whitener and Douglas Waterbury-Tieman.
JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL’S BOX is set for November 20th at 8:30 pm at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3). Rockwood is located at 185 Orchard St. in NYC. General Admission is $15, and there is a 2 drink minimum. Tickets are available here.