A Time To Be Born

Music by John Mercurio

Book & Lyrics by Tajlei Levis

A Time to be Born: A 1940’s New York Musical is based on Dawn Powell’s 1942 novel (with composer John Mercurio). A Time to be Born had a sold-out run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. Previously, A Time to be Born was chosen for the New Opera and Music Theatre Initiative (NOMTI) “Birth of a Musical” Festival in Boston, and staged readings of A Time to be Born were presented as part of the Permanent Visitor Festival: a Celebration of Dawn Powell in New York.