Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt proudly present the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria).
The Off-Broadway engagement will take place at the Roy Arias 777 Theatre (777 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10036). Performances begin Tuesday, September 13th and continue through Sunday, November 20th, 2016.
Starring Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors).
With musical finesse and artistry, Chambers and Ludwig each take on three vastly different personalities. Guided by a melodic train conductor portrayed by Johnson Jr. the tales of three troubled couples unfold–the couple questioning their fidelity, or on the verge of career suicide, or facing their own mortality–all on board a mystical, and timeless locomotive. Discover life and death, love and heartbreak, ambition and despair, On the Rails, as we journey forward, each to our own surprising and inevitable destination.
Featuring scenic design by April Bartlett, lighting design by Michael O’Connor, costume design by Jacob A. Climer, and sound design by Josh Liebert. Production management by Kacey Gritters, and the production stage manager is Melanie Morgan. Casting by Wojcik|Seay.
On the Rails plays the following schedule through November 20th, 2016*:
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm
Wednesdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Thursdays at 8:00 pm
Fridays at 8:00 pm
Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm
*Schedule Exceptions: There will be no matinees on the first week of performances (Sept 13-18). The Sun, September 18th performance (Opening Night) will take place at 7:00 pm.
Tickets are $60.00 ($40 Students and Seniors) and can be purchased online at www.ontherailsshow.com or by calling 212-352-3101.
Running Time: 90 minutes.