Evil Dead: The Musical closes today

New York: The Off-Broadway production of Evil Dead: The Musical plays its final performance today at New World Stages. It will have played 126 performances. A tour and regional productions are being planned.

Evil Dead opened on November 1, 2006, and stars Jennifer Byrne as Linda, Jenna Coker as Cheryl, Renee Klapmeyer as Annie/Shelly, Tom Walker as Ed/Moose, Brandon Wardell as Scott, Ryan Ward as Ash, Ryan Williams as Fake Shemp, and Darryl Winslow as Jake.

The musical features book and lyrics by George Reinblatt and music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris, and George Reinblatt.

The creative team includes choreography by Hinton Battle, set design by David Gallo, costume design by Cynthia Nordstrom, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Peter Fitzgerald and Kevin Lacy, and make-up and special effects by Louis Zakarian. Hinton Battle and Christopher Bond directs.

A musical comedy based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult-classic horror films, Evil Dead the Musical unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive.  As mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, “camp” takes on a whole new with musical numbers like “All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons,” “Look Who’s Evil Now” and “Do the Necronomicon.”  Buzzing chainsaws and dancing demons add to the frenzy, slaying audiences with a tale of lust, love and dismemberment