The beloved literary classic, Anne of Green Gables, comes to life in this hilarious and inspiring new musical for the whole family. Anne Shirley is mistakenly adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. Although they had hoped for a boy to help on their Avonlea farm, Anne's joyous, intelligent and vivacious spirit changes the lives of all those around her, including Matthew, Marilla and nosy town gossip Mrs. Rachel Lynde. Anne finds fast friendships at school, while her rivalry with handsome classmate Gilbert Blythe changes unexpectedly as they enter adulthood.
Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes with intermission.
Event Type:  Full Production
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
"...A very believable and emotionally satisfying evening of theatre, I don't care how old you are." - UsherNonsense.com
"Bend in the Road is an outstanding entry into the NYMF festival and great family fare. It is sure to have a long life and receive a great reception wherever its journey takes it." - Upstage-Downstage Reviews
"Highlighted by a strong starring turn from New York newbie Alison Woods, Bend in the Road is a tuneful take on Anne of Green Gables." - Huffington Post
5/8/2013 - Playbill: Alison Woods Will Head Cast of Bend in the Road, Part of NYMF's Next Link Project
6/26/2013 - BroadwayWorld: Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's BEND IN THE ROAD
07/02/2013 - Playbill.com: Photo Flash: Cast of BEND IN THE ROAD Performs at NYMF Lunchtime Concert
07/08/2013 - BroadwayWorld: BWW Jr: NYMF For Kids
07/08/2013 - The Producer's Perspective: 5 Shows that Stand Out at the NYMF – 2013
07/17/2013 - BroadwayWorld.com: BEND IN THE ROAD at NYMF Adds 7/25 Performance
07/22/2013 - UsherNonsense.com: "Bend in the Road" Review
07/24/2013 - TheWriteTeachers.com: Spotlight: "Bend in the Road"
07/24/2013 - BroadwayWorld.com: NYMF's BEND IN THE ROAD to Play Additional Performance Tomorrow
07/27/2013 - Playbill.com: STAGE VIEWS: Bend In the Road Star Alison Woods
07/27/2013 - Upstage-Downstage.com: 'Bend in the Road': A Polished Production of A Musical With Heart at NYMF
07/29/2013 - HuffingtonPost.com: Murder For Two; NYMFC #4 Orphans, Olympians and Onanism!
07/30/2013 - UponTheSacredStage.com: "Bend in the Road" Review