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A New Brain
- by William Finn & James Lapine
- directed by Betsy Hamilton
- musical direction by Mark Elliott
Tony Award-winner William Finn's own medical misdiagnosis was the basis for this quirky and uplifting musical. Gordon, under stress from his job, collapses and is soon diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. During his stay in the hospital, he is visited by an odd assortment of characters who help him discover the healing power of art. Hailed as “a tuneful and highly entertaining musical with a relentlessly optimistic spirit” ( Chicago Tribune), A New Brain is soulful and transporting evening at the theatre.
- November 10, 2005 - November 19, 2005
- ATHENAEUM THEATRE STUDIO THREE
- (312) 922 1999
- The cast features
Sara Anderson (Nancy D.), Talon Beeson (Dr. Jafar Berensteiner), Briana DeGiulio (The Minister/Waitress), Emily Brooks (Mimi Schwinn), Laura Mahler (Rhoda), Jonathan McGinley (Gordon Michael Schwinn), Tawny Ellain Newsome (Lisa), Brandon Anthony Prather (Roger Delli-Bovi), Erŕon Jay (Richard), and Jeremy Young (Mr. Bungee).
The production team includes scenic design by Ron Seeley, costume design by Christine Conley, lighting design by Julie J. Wilms, dramaturgy by Matthew Didier, and stage management by Samantha Flint.