David Davila and Ed Levy’s new musical, PYRAMID, will make it’s world premiere on August 29th at Lincoln Center in Manhattan as part of the “Across A Crowded Room” program. The musical takes place in Egypt during ancient antiquity and has music & lyrics by Davila with book & lyrics by Ed Levy. When the Pharaoh dies, everyone who knows the secrets of the Pharaoh’s pyramid must be buried with him. But when a young Egyptian girl discovers that her brother will be buried alive, she goes on a quest to destroy the pyramid and save her brother before sunset when he will be sealed inside forever.
The “Across A Crowded Room” program at Lincoln center, now in it’s third successful year gives up-and-coming new musical theatre writers a chance to learn from successful professionals in the business while pairing them with new collaborators to create fresh pieces of musical theatre from scratch. This year’s mentors include Jason Robert Brown (Honey Moon in Vegas), Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime), Thomas Meehan (Annie), and John Michael LaChuisa (Giant).
Other musical theatre writers premiering works through “Across a Crowded Room” include Andrew Hanley, Eric Grunnin, Taluara Harms, Dylan Flores, Mark-Eugene Garcia, Peter Saxe, Leah Garber, Jim Sherwood, Natan Zamansky, Heather Violanti, Harriet Reisen, Anna Grace Carter, Patrick Nugent, Rafi Fuentes, Philip Romano, Darby Pucket, Kendall Pabst, Kit Goldstein Grant, Caleb Damschroder, Gil Varod, Erica Slutsky, Jonathon Lynch, Ali Rosenthal, Danielle Trzcinski, Julia Fu, Christopher Michaels, Gil Varod, Bart Greenberg, and Nadav Wiesel.
PYRAMID will be presented at the Bruno Walter auditorium at Lincoln Center in Manhattan on August 29th at 2:30pm. Admission is Free.