BABY CASE COMES OUT ON TOP WITH AWARDS
Takes home most awards at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival including
“Best of the Fest”
Will Reynolds And Anika Larsen
As the New York Musical Theatre Festival closes another year of new musicals, Baby Case by Michael Ogborn comes out on top with awards for his musical Baby Case, directed by Jeremy Dobrish and produced by Charlie Fink, Michael Ogborn, Robert Soslow, Juliana Schauerman, Dorothy Flynn, Caroline Castagno, Glenn Gunderson, Kathy Lou Leone, Diane Santillo, and Anne Makara.
Among Baby Case’s awards are: “Best of Fest” Audience Prize:; Excellence in Direction for Jeremy Dobrish (Baby Case); Excellence in Writing – Lyrics: Michael Ogborn (Baby Case); Excellence in Writing – Music: Michael Ogborn (Baby Case)
In 1927, publicity-shy Charles Lindbergh, Jr. makes the first non-stop, solo flight across the Atlantic and becomes a great American hero, the envy of millions… until his infant son is kidnapped, setting off the first true media circus of modern times! Baby Case gives a kaleidoscopic look at a nation gripped by gossip and hypnotized by the strobe of flash bulbs as one family’s personal tragedy spirals into a national obsession and a murder trial
Audiences and critics raved saying: "This production has rousing songs, big voices, stylish staging and choreography, first-rate lighting and handsome period costumes." New York Times;
"How do you sell a musical about the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and murder? That question has yet to be answered, but for now it is a festival must see." Examiner.com; "So many things about this show are great! The book, the music, the cast, are all delightful! The whole cast was a delight to watch! They are all very talented with great singing voices."CallMeAdam.com; “The most ambitious and potentially most exciting show I've seen at NYMF this year. Cynical, smart, unexpected tale It's an intelligent, sometimes truly exciting piece of theater.” Huffington Post.
The talented cast of Baby Case include: Eugene Barry-Hill (The Lion King, Ain't Misbehavin'), Jason Collins (National Tour: Annie, Signs of Life), Hannah Elless (Godspell), Tom Riis Farrell (B’way: Chicago, Coram Boy, Dirty Blonde, Wrong Mountain, 1776.), Michael Thomas Holmes (B’way: Oklahoma!, National Tour The Producers), Anika Larsen (Seth Rudetsky's Disaster! The Musical, B’way’s Avenue Q, Xanadu, All Shook Up, Rent ), Matthew G. Myers (National Tour Handel’s Messiah Rocks, Jesus Christ Superstar), Patricia Noonan (NYMF’s Pride and Prejudice, Death Takes a Holiday, Signs of Life), Melissa van der Schyff (B’way Bonnie & Clyde- Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award Noms, Big River), Will Reynolds (National Tour Mamma Mia Regional: A Room With A View, Emma,), Kurt Zischke (Signs of Life, Whistle Down the Wind.). Creative team includes: Denise Puricelli (Music Director), Warren Adams (Choreography), Martin Lopez (Set & Costume Design), Zach Blane (Lighting Design), Daryl Eisenberg, CSA (Casting), Heather Hogan (Stage Manager) and Liz Ulmer (Consulting Producer).
Baby Case was originally presented by Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia, where the world premiere production received raves from audiences and critics alike, The Philadelphia Inquirer headline declared "'Crime of the Century' yields the season's best musical." That production won four Barrymore Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score.
NYMF Memberships, which combine charitable contributions with valuable, flexible ticket packages and perks like early seating, and tickets to individual events, are currently available for purchase at (212) 352-3101 or www.nymf.org.
Photo Courtesy Of: Billy Bustamante