A New Brain

A New Brain

Musical




Overview


Synopsis

A New Brain is a show about making the most out of life in the face of tragedy. When a neurotic, frustrated composer is confronted with a terminal illness, he finds comfort in the healing power of art. The show is in fact the William Finn’s autobiographical account of his own battle for life when he was afflicted with a seemingly terminal illness. As the central character, Gordon Michael Schwinn struggles to survive, he finds salvation in the healing power of art.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Supporting

Baritone



Show Information

Music:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, child, mature adult characters

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