Paradise Lost and Found in Off-Broadway Musical

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F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, those soaring phoenixes of twenties-era prohibition America, who ended their days in something straight out of The Great Gatsby author’s own novels (he drinking himself to death and she locked away in a mental institute) are now the subject of an off-Broadway musical at the Theatre at St. Clements on the West Side.

This Side of Paradise recounts the highs and lows of the jazz-era icons through songs and of Fitzgerald’s corrosive friendship with Ernest Hemingway.

Rachel Moulton (Young Zelda) and Michael Shawn Lewis (F. Scott) in This Side of Paradise. Photo by Dixie Sheridan

CityArts has this story about Paradise writer Nancy Harrow and co-writer/director Will Pomerantz and the life of one of our country’s most endearing literary couples.

Read more here.

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