Underground: An Urban Tale

Book by John Viscardi; Music by Thomas Hodges; Lyrics by Thomas Hodges

Sometimes to look up, you have to look down.

Underground: An Urban Tale is a feel-good musical about a teenage girl who travels with her brother underground into the subway tunnels of New York in search of a story for her documentary. On her journey she encounters a hopeful and charismatic group of characters who lead her on a journey that will change her life forever. It is a romantic story of love and forgiveness, of sacrifice and pain, and ultimately redemption, as seen through the eyes of our young dreamers.

John Viscardi

John Viscardi (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

JOHN VISCARDI (Book) was born and raised in NYC where he studied and received a BA degree in English Literature from Columbia University. John’s first play Sheer Boredom was a finalist in the Actors Theater of Louisville 10 Minute Play Festival and his second play Redemption was a finalist in the Ensemble Studio Theater’s One Act marathon. Sheer Boredom was later expanded into a full Length play and produced at The George Street Playhouse for their 25th Anniversary Season. John was recently commissioned to write the screenplay for the book King of Clubs by Jim Ducibella.

Thomas Hodges

Thomas Hodges (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

Thomas Hodges (Music and Lyrics) is a New York City based composer. Past compositions include: Sonata 1962 (NYMF 2018 Next Link Production, "Best Orchestrations");The Things We Never Say (San Diego Fringe “Outstanding Score” 2015, Perry Mansfield 2017); Dear Harvey (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, New York Fringe, Celebration Theatre, Diversionary Theatre); Dorian (Commissioned by Diversionary Theatre). The Things We Never Say and Dorian are both available on iTunes as well as his personal albums Distance and Small Little Victory.