Marissa Miller (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour) has been cast in the upcoming production of MOTHER JONES AND THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Ms. Miller will play the role of Mary Jo Sanders. With a book, music and lyrics written by Cheryl E. Kemeny, the musical tells the story of Mary Harris “Mother Jones” and her tireless crusade for justice as she led ragged mill children on a march to end child labor. The production will run July 7 through July 27 at a venue to be announced.
The production has a campaign page on IndieGoGo.com, where anyone can donate money to help fund this production. There are a variety of “perks” available for different levels of donation, including a “Wicked Evening with Mary Jo”, where Ms. Miller will take the buyer to dinner before a performance of the Broadway production of WICKED, with two house seats and a backstage tour afterwards. To donate, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/mother-jones-and-the-children-s-crusade-a-new-musical.