Genre: Musical, Festival, Other
Written by Matthew Alvin Brown, directed by Nick Demos

Rainbow Around the Sun will be featured as part of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and is a rock musical by Matthew Alvin Brown (music and lyrics) and Tom Stuart (book and additional lyrics), with musical direction and musical arrangements by Nathan Siver and directed by Nick Demos at the 45th Street Theatre. Performances for Rainbow Around the Sun begin October 5 and will run through October 17. It will receive a special farewell performance on Saturday, August 29th at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Plaza Theatre) at 7:30pm.

Rainbow Around the Sun is based on Matthew Alvin Brown’s (lead singer of the band “The Fellowship Students”) concept album and indie film, Rainbow Around the Sun which was featured at the prestigious South by Southwest Film Festival, The Dead Center Film Festival and the Athens International Film Festival. The stage version of this musical will feature several new songs and a brand new book by Tom Stuart (Kids in America).

Rainbow Around the Sun is a circus-like dissection of broken hearts, life through a liquor bottle, and rebirth through loss that follows flamboyant local rock hero Zachary Blasto as he struggles with his personal demons as he relives the highs and lows of his career during a radio interview.

The cast includes: Matthew Alvin Brown as Zachary Blasto (film Rainbow Around the Sun), Jamie Buxton (film Rainbow Around the Sun, A Chorus Line tour) Janine DiVita (Broadway: Grease), and Jefferson Slinkard (Mamma Mia, Asian tour Cinderella). Creative team includes: Keith Levenson (Musical Supervisor), Meghan Buchanan (set design and props), Driscoll Otto (lighting design) Kurt Eric Fischer (sound design), Amelia Pedigo-Otto (costume design), Kat Ventura (hair and make design) and Eric Louie (Dramaturge).

Open:   10/05/09
Close:   10/17/09

Monday, Oct 5th, 2009 at 8:00PM; Wednesday, Oct 7th, 2009 at 4:30PM;
Saturday, Oct 10th, 2009 at 8:00PM
Sunday, Oct 11th, 2009 at 1:00PM
Tuesday, Oct 13th, 2009 at 8:00PM
Saturday, Oct 17th, 2009 at 4:30PM
Theater:   45th Street Theater
Address:   354 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: New York Musical Theatre Festival at 212-352-3101