Nico Juber's new show Millennials Are Killing Musicals will receive a developmental run Off-Broadway at Theatre 71 at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Out of the Box Theatrics will produce the limited engagement, running May 9-28, 2023. Opening night is set for May 15.
The musical follows Brenda, a millennial and single mom who wants to become better at "adulting" as she compares herself to a mom of her daughter's classmate, Jake, when her younger sister, Katrina, a social media influencer, turns up on her doorstep pregnant and unprepared to be a mom. The three women must find their own ways, rather than those pushed by social media and the filters it puts on everyone's lives, to finally achieve what they want.
Ciara Renée (Waitress, Frozen) will direct the show, which has been in development since 2018, and was an O’Neill NMTC Semifinalist in 2021 and 2022. The work has previously received a New York City industry reading, a songs showcase through New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series, and sold-out concert presentations at Feinstein’s/Vitellos (mostlyNEWmusicals) and 54 Below.
Casting will be announced at a later date.
The creative team will also feature Ted Arthur (Moulin Rouge, Diana) as music supervisor and arranger, and Devyn Rush as vocal arranger. Aaron Grant Theatrical is consulting general manager, with casting by tbd casting co. New York Theatre Barn serves as associate producer. Additional creative team members will be announced in the coming weeks.