A New Brain

June 30th, 2016


Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by: Emily Fishman


January 2016
Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.
29 30 31


February 2016
Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.
4 5 6


Curtain times: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. / Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. / Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Admission $15 at the door. Subscription vouchers for the current season are also accepted.



Special Nights on 2nd Stage!
Friday, January 29th
Opening Night Reception! Come at 7:30PM to enjoy a reception prior the performance of A New Brain.
Sunday, January 31st
Meet the Artists Night. Meet the actors and production staff of A New Brain after the performance!
Friday, February 5th
Dessert Night! Please come prior the performance and enjoy desserts in our lobby! Starts at 7:30PM.


Only rarely does Second Stage take on a musical! A New Brain, by the authors of Falsettos, mixes high drama with wry humor and surreal imaginings. Highly autobiographical, the show stars a musician and lyricist much like William Finn. For drama there’s…well…brain surgery; for surrealism, an imperious frog with an uplifting philosophy of life (he may actually be the guy who’s waiting for a song that’s way over deadline); for seriousness, an artist’s struggle to discover his authentic voice.


Character Performer
Gordon Danny Walsh
Roger Dominic R. Santos
Rhoda Amanda Spivack
Richard Sean Mehlbaum
Homeless Woman Cara Nardone
Mother Leslie Norton
Mr. Bungee Jeff Berry
Nancy D / Waitress Meghan Schulz
Minister Patrick Ruegsegger
Doctor Jason Boyer


Production Staff
Director Emily Fishman
Music Director David Schwartz
Asst. Director Anthony SanFilippo
Producer Bridget Dougherty
Stage Manager Adam Young
Props Cathy Baum
Lighting Ryan Stone
Sound Davida Weiler-Stone
Costumes Becky Wright
Set Design / Construction Stephen Wiseley
Accompianist Pete Bretz



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