SHADOWS, a dance musical

by Randall David Cook

directed by Joey McKneely


A POWERHOUSE CAST joins two-time TONY Award nominee, Joey McKneely, and his team: award-winning playwright, Randall David Cook and musicians Edison Woods, Maxim Moston, and Karen Bishko for SHADOWS: A DANCE MUSICAL November 29 – December 15 The Connelly Theater 220 E 4th St, New York City Tickets: It’s Twyla Tharp meets Stephen King! In Shadows, a mesmerizing new dance musical directed and choreographed by Broadway notable, Joey McKneely, haunting melodies by mini orchestra, Edison Woods; composer, Maxim Moston; and British singer/songwriter, Karen Bishko, enfold around an eerie and erotic story by Randall David Cook, who scored kudos, Off-Broadway, with the premiere of Sake with the Haiku Geisha and Fate’s Imagination. This gothic and ghostly love story whispers of forbidden love … in this world and the next. Shadows follow the secret romance of Claire (Janine Divita, who appeared on Broadway in Grease, Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Anything Goes plus on National Tour in Finding Neverland, If/Then, Young Frankenstein) and Alex (John Arthur Greene, who will be appearing in Tootsie on Broadway with previous Broadway credits of School of Rock, Chicago, West Side Story, Matilda, and on NBC in Peter Pan Live). Well, secret to those on this plane. In the afterworld, behind the chiming clock and shuddered windows, another romance between Woman in Red (featuring Irina Dvorovenko; former princial dancer with the American Ballet Theatre as well as having made Broadway star-turns in Encores! productions of On Your Toes and Grand Hotel) weave gracefully with Man in Blue (Waldemar Quinone-Villanueva (Broadway: West Side Story) between the passions of Claire and her young lover. The other spirits, Man in Black and Woman in Silver, unhappy about this affair, torment the lovers. It isn’t until the last few minutes of this stirring piece that we see how the lovers of this world are the salvation for the ones beyond the grave. Nickemil Concepcion (Broadway: Cinderella; Off-Broadway in George C Wolfe’s On The Town and a member of Ballet Tech for seven years); Naomi Kakuk (Broadway: Encores!’ Crazy for You; Chess; The Producers) plus Kyreed Jordon (Indie film: Are you holding me, or am I holding myself?) and Omar Nieves (principle dancer, Virginal Ballet) completely the spectral company. SCHEDULE: November 29 & 30 @ 8:00 p.m. ٠ December 1 @ 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. December 4 – 7 @ 8:00 p.m. ٠ December 8 @ 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. December 11 – 14 @ 8:00 p.m. ٠ December 15 @ 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. Stage and film professional, Joey McKneely, is a two-time Tony Nominated Broadway Choreographer (Smokey Joe’s Cafe and in 1997 for The Life) and the international Director and Choreographer of West Side Story. Other Broadway credentials include Twelfth Night, The Wild Party, The Boy From OZ and the West Side Story revival. He directed/choreographed the U.S. National Tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie Get Your Gun, Crazy For You and Smokey Joe’s Café. Internationally, he directed/choreographed the world premieres of Love U Theresa, Ah, Kuling! and Jiu Gan Tang Mai Wu in China; The Beautiful Game, Thoroughly Modern Millie, West Side Story in Japan; Evita and Dusty in London. On film, McKneely is known for his work on Zoolander, The In Crowd, and Far East. Playwright Randall David Cook is a New York-based playwright who originally hails from South Carolina. Two of his plays premiered Off-Broadway: Sake with the Haiku Geisha andFate’s Imagination. Regional: Southern Discomfort; Third Finger, Left Hand; Pomp & Circumstance; Kappa Kappa Scream. Works in development include an adaptation of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman (New York Theatre Workshop with Len Cariou, Roberta Maxwell and Laura Esterman); In A Town Near Faith (Players Club with Barbara Barrie and Colin Hanlon); and Hanky Panky. His one-act play Sushi and Scones was broadcast by the BBC and won the award for Best Play at the Southeastern Playwrights Conference. He is a two-time Duke Endowment recipient and member of the Dramatists Guild.


 11/29/2018 at 8:00pm
 11/30/2018 at 8:00pm
 12/1/2018 at 3:00pm
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 12/8/2018 at 3:00pm
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 12/11/2018 at 8:00pm
 12/12/2018 at 8:00pm
 12/13/2018 at 8:00pm
 12/14/2018 at 8:00pm
 12/15/2018 at 3:00pm
 12/15/2018 at 8:00pm

Theatre/Venue Connelly Theater 

220 E. 4th St  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 6463385472 
Website for reservations  
Running time 2hr. 0min. 


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