A New Brain

ANewBrain-ShowArtMarch 2008

March 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22

Music/Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine
Directed by Jeffrey R. Breslow
Music Direction by David Rohde
Choreographed by Shannon Khatcheressian
Produced by Malca Giblin


A New Brain is the musical story of a composer who dreams of greatness, but finds himself stuck writing songs for the egomaniacal host of a children’s television show. When it is discovered he has a brain tumor, the composer must cope with the possibility that his best work may remain unwritten while also dealing with his oppressive mother, his distant lover, his frustrated best friend, and a demanding 6-foot frog. A semi-autobiographical piece written by William Finn (Falsettos), and first produced at Lincoln Center in 1998, A New Brain showcases brilliant music, a witty book and expressive lyrics.


Gordon Michael Schwinn…..Andy Izquierdo
Homeless Lady…..Katie Pond
Rhoda…..Susanna Todd
Waitress/Nancy D……Karissa Swanigan
Mr. Bungee…..Randall Jones
Richard…..David M. Moretti
Dr. Jafar Berensteiner…..Duane Monahan
The Minister…..Tim Adams
Roger Delli-Bovi…..Ryan Khatcheressian
Mimi Schwinn…..Lisa Anne Bailey

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