Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICA’S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley For President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.). AMERICA’S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER will play a limited 4-week engagement, running Thursday, January 4, 2018 through Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Theater For the New City (155 1st Avenue, between East 9th and East 10th Streets, NYC). The Opening is Sunday, January 14, 2018 (3 PM).
AMERICA’S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER is a new American musical about a young, highly rated TV journalist, struggling to maintain his famously calm yet fearlessly insightful demeanor while dealing with the challenges of today’s news cycle.
Says book writer Tom Attea, “Having previously written copy for WABC-TV News, the Village Voice, Time magazine, and other outlets, I have a tremendous respect for those who dedicate their lives to reporting the news. This respect, especially given the unprecedented challenges they face – not only the widespread human suffering on which they must report, but also the almost-daily affronts emanating from Washington – inspired me to do what I can to give journalists a voice on the stage at this time. I think they could really use it.”
The cast of AMERICA’S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER includes David O. Friedman, Matt Gorsky, Robert Homeyer, Kate McMorran, Isaac Miller, Justin Rodriguez, Gabrielle Sarrubbo, Alexandra Schwartz, David Sloan Esq., and Juan Villegas.
AMERICA’S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER has choreography Angela Harriell. The assistant director is Danielle Hauser.
AMERICA’S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER has costume design by Desiree Conston, lighting design by Alexander Bartenieff, sound design by Alex Santullo, and props design by Lytza Colon. Clay West is the Production Stage Manager.