Frankenstein is a sweeping romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship, based on Mary Shelley’s novel.
The cast has been REVEALED for the film adaptation of the long-running Off-Broadway musical, Frankenstein, by Eric B. Sirota, which has been released and is now available to stream on Click Here. The cast is led by Daniel Robert Burns (Victor Frankenstein), Marc Christopher (Creature), Grace Hwoang (Elizabeth Lavenza), Tim Bacskai (Henry Clerval), Ren KING (Innkeeper), Jay Lucas Chacon (Innkeeper), Daryl Glenn (Victor’s Father) and Lauren Coccaro (Justine), with Julie McNamara, Isaiah Delgado, Rebecca Ponticello and Melissa Cathcart.
Daniel Robert Burns, Marc Christopher, Tim Bacskai, Daryl Glenn, and Lauren Coccaro return, in this new medium, to roles they played in the Off-Broadway stage production prior to the pandemic. Lauren Coccaro was a swing and had played all the women’s roles. Daniel, Marc and Lauren performed excerpts from Frankenstein at Broadway in Bryant Park in 2019, when Frankenstein was invited to share the stage that day with Phantom, Mean Girls and Tootsie. Grace Hwoang and Jay Chacon first performed Sirota’s music in an outdoor concert which highlighted songs from four of his musicals, in Ellsworth Park, Union City, New Jersey in the summer of 2021.
Frankenstein (book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota) is a sweeping romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship, based on Mary Shelley’s novel. This musical honors the source material, as a work of contemporary musical theatre. It premiered on-stage, Off-Broadway at St. Luke’s Theatre, where it ran from 2017 till 2020. It was recently re-staged for the screen in what is an exciting new hybrid between a stage performance and a movie musical, with an expanded score and full orchestration. The film is streaming on-demand on Click Here.
Directed by Joe LoBianco, this film is produced by John Lant and Tamra Pica in collaboration with Write Act Repertory, Tin Mirror Productions and Gatehouse Entertainment. It was reimagined and restaged by John Lant and directed for film by Joe LoBianco, with technical consultant Tom DiOrio and fellow producers Maarten Cornelis, Eric B. Sirota and Cara London.
The musical director is Kent Jeong Eun Kim, and orchestrations by Kent Jeong Eun Kim, Kim Jinhyoung & Eric B. Sirota.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the few classic novels still frequently read, especially in schools. There is a discount for group licensing, good for both group showing or individual access for each person, details of which can be found on the website.
Later this year, Avail Films will release a DVD version of Frankenstein, which will also feature a “Behind the Scenes” bonus feature which includes extended interviews with the cast and crew.
DANIEL ROBERT BURNS (Victor Frankenstein)
Daniel Robert Burns is ecstatic to be making his film debut with Frankenstein. Daniel has a degree from Cornell University with a Major in Theatre, has since studied at the William Esper Studio, and subsequently with Terry Knickerbocker at his new studio. Favorite roles include The Mad Hatter, (The Mad Hatter’s G&T Party), Trigorin (Mr. Chekhov & Mr. Porter, Medicine Show Theater), Miles Gloriosus (A Funny Thing… Forum, Church Hill Theater- Edinburgh Fringe), Oleg Bayan (The Bedbug, Medicine Show Theater), Master Ford (Merry Wives of Windsor, TUTS NH), Francis (La Cage Aux Folles, Orlando Repertory Theatre), Jean Valjean (Les Miserables, Cornell University), and Felix Ungar (The Odd Couple, Risley Theatre). Find him at @danielrobertburns or danielrobertburns.com!