Razorhurst, a new musical commissioned by Luna Stage, will open February 1 as the second show in Luna’s 25th anniversary season. Directed by Artistic Director Cheryl Katz with book and lyrics by Kate Mulley and music by Andy Peterson, Razorhurst tells the tale of Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine, two violent rival crime bosses in 1920s Australia who turned the streets of Sydney red during brutal wars between their criminal empires. This new musical traces their historical reign as queens of their domains and asks if they were truly evil ladies—or just enterprising women ahead of their time. Performances start Thursday, February 1 and run through Sunday, March 4. Luna Stage is located a 555 Valley Road in West Orange, NJ. For tickets go to www.lunastage.org
A signature feature of Luna Stage is the creation of new works for the American Theater. Luna works closely with a variety of writers on plays in all stages of development. But to encourage new work in certain genres, Luna will commission artists to create an original piece. For Luna’s 25th season, the theater commissioned Kate Mulley and Andy Peterson, two up-and-coming musical theater artists, to write the new musical Razorhurst. Luna audiences will recognize Andy Peterson as the musical director for Luna’s critically acclaimed production of Thrill Me. Kate Mulley, who wrote the book and lyrics, has had her work performed at Dixon Place, the Flea, Theatre503, and the Soho Rep.
Razorhurst is produced in Association with the Bob Cole Family Fund.
A World Premiere of a New Musical Commissioned by Luna Stage
Book & Lyrics by Kate Mulley
Music by Andy Peterson
Directed by Cheryl Katz
February 1 - March 4, 2018
Press Opening: Friday, February 9, 2018 8pm
3 Bd | 2Full, 1 Half Ba