CreateTheater will present The Golden Cage, a new musical, as part of their New Works Festival. The Golden Cage runs April 20-24 at Theatre Four in Theatre Row at 42nd Street, NYC. With just two characters and a score described as Guettel-and-Sondheim-esque, The Golden Cage is a whimsical, sophisticated story for multi-generational audiences about our self-imposed cages of isolation and illusion, and the human connection that sets us free.

The Golden Cage tells the story of Boris, half-bird, half-human, on a life-long quest to find the legendary Golden Cage – the ultimate security-symbol. When he finally finds it, it’s everything the legends described, except for one thing: Alphea, a grumpy, reclusive Diva, lives inside it and says it’s a prison.

“A musical, lyrical masterpiece,” says Tony-Award Nominee Paul Gordon, composer/writer of Broadway’s Jane Eyre and Daddy Long Legs, “with a score that will remind you of both Sondheim and Guettel – but is truly the composer’s own unique voice. This two-person musical will delight sophisticated audiences”.