A New Brain

New York City Center

Encores!

Opening Night: June 24, 2015

Closing Night: June 27, 2015

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Music: William Finn

Lyrics: William Finn

Book: James Lapine

Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital, surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor, and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children’s television show that features a frog – Mr. Bungee – and the specter of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal. What was thought to be a tumor turns out to be something more operable, and Gordon recovers, grateful for a chance to compose the songs he yearns to produce.

Frogs Have So Much Spring (The Spring                     
Song)………………………………………………………….Gordon
911 Emergency/I Have So Many Songs……….Richard,
                                                              Doctor, Rhoda,
                                                         Minister, Gordon,
                                                              Lisa, Waitress
Heart and Music…………..Minister, Gordon, Company
Mother’s Gonna Make Things Fine……..Mimi, Gordon
Trouble in His Brain………………..Doctor, Mimi, Rhoda
Be Polite to Everyone…………………………….Mr Bungee
Sailing……………………………………………..Roger, Gordon
Family History……………………Nancy D, Richard, Mimi
Gordo’s Law of Genetics……………….Nancy D, Doctor,
                                                           Minister, Rhoda,
                                                                Richard, Lisa
And They’re Off………………Gordon, Nancy D, Doctor,
                                             Minister, Rhoda, Richard,
                                                                               Lisa
Roger Arrives……………Gordon, Roger, Mother, Rhoda
Just Go…………………………………………….Gordon, Roger
MRI Tomorrow……………………Gordon, Roger, Richard
Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat……………Richard, Gordon,
                                                   Mr. Bungee, Minister
MRI Day………………………………………Gordon, Nancy D
Sitting Becalmed in the Lee of                                     
Cuttyhunk……………………………………………….Company
Craniotomy………….Doctor, Nancy D, Minister, Mimi,
                                                              Roger, Gordon
An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms……………….Gordon,
                                                                            Roger,
                                                                           Rhoda,
                                                                             Mimi
Change……………………………………………………………Lisa
Yes………………Gordon, Mr. Bungee, Nancy D, Doctor,
                                                           Minister, Rhoda
In the Middle of the Room………………….Gordon, Mimi
Throw It Out………………………………………………….Mimi
In the Middle of the Room (Part 2)……………….Gordon
A Really Lousy Day in the Universe………..Roger, Lisa
Brain Dead……………………………………….Gordon, Roger
Whenever I Dream…………………………..Rhoda, Gordon
Music Still Plays On……………………………………….Mimi
Don’t Give In………………..Mr. Bungee, Gordon, Roger,
                                                                 Rhoda, Mimi
Craniotomy (Reprise)……………………………………Doctor
You Boys Are Gonna Get Me in Such Trouble/          
Sailing (Reprise)………………….Richard, Gordon, Roger
Homeless Lady’s Revenge…………Lisa, Gordon, Roger
Time………………………………………………..Roger, Gordon
Time and Music……………Minister, Gordon, Company
I Feel So Much Spring………….Gordon, Lisa, Minister,
                                                                      Company

CAST

Jonathan Groff                     Gordon Michael Schwinn
Dan Fogler                                                  Mr. Bungee
Ana Gasteyer                                         Mimi Schwinn
Alyse Alan Louis                                                  Rhoda
Aaron Lazar                                        Roger Delli-Bovi
Josh Lamon                                                       Richard
Rema Webb                                                            Lisa
Jenni Barber                                                   Waitress
                                                                       Nancy D.
Bradley Dean                            Dr. Jafar Berensteiner
Quentin Earl Darrington                                Minister

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