New Girl in Town takes place in New York City, 1926. Along the sordid New York Waterfront teeming with drunks and merchant sailors, Anna, a young woman with a secret past, arrives searching for her father, old Chris Christopherson, Swedish Captain of a coal barge traveling between New York and Provincetown.
On a foggy night, a sailor is pulled from the cold, dark waters of the Atlantic... and when the fog clears, Anna comes face to face with merchant sailor, Matt Burke, and both lives are changed forever.
Based on Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Anna Christie
NEW GIRL IN TOWN is a passionate, joyous musical by Bob Merrill in its first full production in New York City since its 1957 Tony-nominated Broadway run.
In our exclusive story, learn about the scandal of the original production and how Irish Rep's revival is returning focus to the show's tough-minded love story.