Genre: Musical
Book and lyrics by Janet Allard and Jean Randich, Directed by Jean Randich

Music and musical director: Shane Rettig
Presented by P73 Productions

At the center of the sleazy sideshow world of THE UNKNOWN stands Alonzo the Armless Wonder, a carnival knife thrower who is madly in love with Joan, his luscious and mysterious target. Alonzo's love gives birth to an obsession so powerful that it tests the limits of sanity and drives him to the brink of madness and murder. Twists and turns come flying at full speed in this freak show of dreams, where nothing is what it seems and where love and be twisted by hatred in an instant. A thrilling carnival ride about that madness that can ensure when love comes your way. Based on the 1927 cult film Freaks by Todd Browning and starring Lon Chaney, Sr. and Joan Crawford.
About the Company: New York Musical Theater Festival

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, now in its sixth year, has premiered more than 175 new musicals since 2004. The largest musical theatre event in America, NYMF has been hailed as "the Sundance of Musical Theatre," and is widely regarded as the key source for new material and talent discovery. NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2009 is presented in association with, Production Resource Group and, and is supported by Back Stage, Barnes & Noble Booksellers,,, Broadway.TV, Clear Channel Spectacolor, DFD-TV, Frank & Camille's Fine Pianos, King Displays, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, New World Stages, NASDAQ OMX, Next Magazine, PMD Promotions,, Reuters, Sweet Caroline's, Tekserve,, The Tank, and Times Square Squared. Major supporters include The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Inc., The Broadway League, The BWF Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation with the support and encouragement of Jamie Mayer, The Charlie & Jane Fink Charitable Fund, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Theater League. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. NYMF's programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. NYMF Memberships, which combine charitable contributions with valuable, flexible ticket packages and perks like early seating, and tickets to individual events are available for purchase at (212) 352-3101 or

Open:   09/23/05
Close:   10/01/05

Friday, September 23rd at 8pm
Saturday, September 24th at 1pm
Thursday, September 29th at 4:30pm
Friday, September 30th at 8pm
Saturday, October 1st at 1pm & 4:30pm
Theater:   Barrow Group Theatre
Address:   312 West 36th Street
New York, NY
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