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Grace Matwijec in “Mother Jones”

Grace Matwijec in “Mother Jones”

Grace Matwijec (White Christmas) has been cast in Mother Jones and the Children’s Crusade at NYMF! Performances take place in July. For ticket info, go to MotherJonesMusical.com. For more information on the show, see the Playbill.com article below. Congratulations, Grace!

Grace MatwijecFeaturing a book, music and lyrics by Cheryl E. Kemeny (co-founder of Crystal Theatre), Mother Jones will star Lynne Wintersteller (A Grand Night For Singing, Annie) and two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles).

Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum (Nobody Loves You) with choreography by Clare Cook and music direction by Micah Young, Mother Jones is an official selection of NYMF’s Next Link Project.

Here’s how the musical is billed: “Mother Jones won’t quit and she won’t stay quiet! It’s the turn of the century and aging Mary Harris ‘Mother’ Jones is on a tireless crusade for justice as she leads ragged mill children on a march to end child labor. Inspiring, heartbreaking, and hopeful, this thrilling new musical following ‘the most dangerous woman in America’ will captivate audiences of all ages with its vibrant score blending period infused melodies with powerful contemporary anthems to deliver an uplifting message of human dignity that transcends time.”

The cast also includes Frenie Acoba (Matilda), Tessa Grady (Annie), Lizzie Klemperer (A Christmas Story, The Addams Family), Lulu Lloyd, Marissa Miller (Wicked national tour), Zachary Mackiewicz (Mary Poppins), Johnny Marx, Grace Matwijec (White Christmas), Robert Mammana (Les Misérables) and Kevin Reed.


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