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There's no doubt that musicals are branching out with their themes and embracing the unconventional.
Atomic is a classic example of this attempt.
Everyone remembers the Manhattan Project as a pivotal part of human history; the project that came out with the first atomic bombs during the Second World War. Atomic tickets are available for this production that will take the stage at the Acorn Theater at Theater Row in New York. It is an insight into one of the most talked about events in human history.
It's an Off Broadway production that tells the story of Leo Szilard, the mastermind behind the basic idea of atomic power. The musical describes the inner struggles he faces, how he deals with scientific progress, the question of ethics and of course, true love. The Manhattan Project forms the crux of what this production is all about and though it might look like a strange choice for a musical, the cast and crew make it work.
Atomic has been directed by Damien Gray. He is famous for his affiliation with the Universal Studios and The Walt Disney Company, for which he works as a creative consultant and director. He is also the founder and the Artistic Director of New York City's acclaimed Workhouse Theater Company.
Atomic's choreography was done by Greg Graham, who has worked on productions like Chicago and Hairspray. He was the resident choreographer for Broadway's Billy Elliot and has also created works for the movie, State of Play starring Russell Crowe and the popular show Ugly Betty. Graham's work in Les Miserables production, performed at the Zach Theater in Austin, earned him a Broadway World Austin Awards in the Best Choreography category. The same year he also won an Outstanding Choreography award at the Mid Town International Theater Festival for Motel Rasdell. Graham also recently won a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Choreography for his work in Somewhere. Variety has had this to say about his work: “Greg Graham's choreography is first-rate.” The praise is well merited as well.
Australian born, Philip Foxman, a song writer and bassist for Supernaut, is also a great addition to the creative team. He is responsible for composing the production's inventive, original score. This coupled with a great set design, gives the musical a look that is perfect for Atomic.
The cast of course, has got a lot to do with the success of the musical so far. 'Leo Szilard' will be played by Jeremy Kushnier, who was 'Roger' in Rent, 'Ren' in Footloose and was also affiliated with the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar! Kushnier's television career include work in The Good Wife and Person of Interest.
Leo's supportive and loving wife's role of 'Trude' is played expertly by Sara Gettelfinger. She was a part of the recent national tour of The Addams Family, in which she had the role of 'Morticia.' She has also appeared in Sex and the City, Forbidden Love and 10 to Midnight. Her Broadway career spans productions like Nine, in which she starred alongside Antonio Banderas, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in which she played the role of 'Jolene Oaks.' Sara is also a part of the crossover trio Three Graces, whose debut album made it to the Top 10 on the Billboard/Crossover charts.
The role of 'Compton' is taken up by David Abeles. Abeles was seen opposite Natalie Portman and Mark Ruffalo in Begin Again. He has also appeared in Law & Order, SVU and Submissions Only. His Broadway career includes performance as 'Jerry Lee Lewis' in the Million Dollar Quartet and as 'Eamon' in Once where he was a part of the original cast.
Also joining the Atomic cast are Alexis Fishman as 'Leona,' Jonathan Hammond as 'Fermi,' Randy Harrison as 'Paul Tibbets' and Euan Morton as 'Oppenheimer.' With eighteen original songs and a very strong message to boot, this is a must watch theatrical production. Grab your Atomic tickets and watch a play that will offer an experience unlike any other.