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The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) Project Space presents Unnamed Broadway Music: The Musical!, a project inspired by a certain famous orphan-themed Broadway musical (that organizers have been advised not to name due to copyright issues). Video artist Kara Hearn is mounting a bare-bones, experimental production, for which the casting was based more on the willingness and need of the performers than on singing, dancing ability or appearance.

Under the direction of Sarah Cameron Sunde, in collaboration with choreographer Pia Monique Murray and composer Christopher Berg, the team has the absurd task — aka creative challenge — of generating a new musical that fulfills the performers’ sincere desire to be in a famous orphan musical without them actually being in a famous orphan musical.

Cast members rehearsing for “Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical!”

This impractical endeavor takes place over five weeks at EFA Project Space in Manhattan. The project is as an ongoing live performance (rehearsals are open to the public), with a final performance on May 19 at 7 pm.

Tickets for the final performance are free and will be available beginning at noon on Saturday, May 12 on the project’s website.

For more information about the rehearsal schedule or to reserve tickets for the final performance of Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical! visit efanyc.org/unnamed-broadway-musical.

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