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Theatre Nova and Ringwald team for “A New Brain”

Show Announcement June 09, 2021

Theatre NOVA, in collaboration with The Ringwald Theatre will release their fully staged and filmed version of the musical A New Brain by William Finn and James Lapine. By the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, A New Brain  is a life-affirming, heartfelt, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. As doctors and nurses fly in and out of his room, trying to figure out what’s wrong with his brain, Gordon drifts in and out of consciousness as he contemplates his life, legacy, and the meaning of music – all while navigating his relationships with his best friend, mother, and boyfriend.

A New Brain is an unexpectedly funny, relatable, and ultimately touching meditation on how beautiful the world is when we slow down enough to see it. 

AND THE BEST PART? It’s not on Zoom!


We made it to BROADWAY!  (BROADWAY ON DEMAND, that is). You can watch the 75-minute musical on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or TV via the Broadway on Demand App, using AppleTV, Roku, and all compatible Amazon Video devices.

The play opens virtually on Broadway on Demand on June 5th and it runs through June 20th. Only on Saturdays and Sundays. Buying tickets at www.theatrenova.org

The cast for A New Brain includes Jason Briggs, Arielle Crosby, Steve DeBruyne, Diane Hill, Vince Kelley, Alaina Kerr, Richard Payton, Jamie Richards and Liz Schultz.

Week of 6/21/2021

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