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Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

A Musical by Jonathan Christenson

Black Button Eyes Productions

January 5-28, 2018

This unique and wildly theatrical musical combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to chronicle the fascinating life of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe. A literary rock star of his day, Poe struggles with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produces some of the world's most original, visionary and enduring literature before dying in unexplained circumstances at the age of 40. At once gorgeous and grotesque, Nevermore explores the events that shape Poe's character and career, blurring the line between fact and fiction--after all, as Poe himself writes, "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

Poe: Kevin Webb

Player 1: Jeremy Trager

Player 2: Matt McNabb

Player 3: Ryan Lanning

Player 4: Maiko Terazawa

Player 5: Jessica Lauren Fisher

Player 6: Megan DeLay

Poe/Player 3 (Understudy): Mike Frale

Players 1 and 2 (Understudy): Peter Ruger

Players 4, 5 and 6 (Understudy): Maddy Kelly


Director: Ed Rutherford

Music Director: Nick Sulla

Choreographer: Derek Van Barham

Stage Manager: Hazel Marie Flowers-McCabe

Scenic Designer: Jeremy Hollis

Costume Designer: Beth Laske-Miller

Lighting Designer: Liz Cooper

Sound Designer: Robert Hornbostel

Properties Designer: Rachelle "Rocky" Kolecke



2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award for Best Musical (Non-Equity) (Nominee)

2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award for Best Ensemble of a Musical (Non-Equity) (Nominee)

2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Non-Equity) - Kevin Webb (Nominee)

Nevermore: Portfolio
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