Musical based on 'Found' aims for Atlantic Theater

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NEW YORK (AP) — Most theater musicals are based on prized, cherished things. Now comes one that uses the trash we toss away.

This fall, the Atlantic Theater Company will present the world premiere of "Found," a show built around discarded notes and other ephemera that litter the streets. It features a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree, and music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin.

The show's skeleton is the story of Davy Rothbart, who began collecting the flotsam and jetsam of society and built them into the magazine "Found." The publication is a compilation of birthday cards, poetry on napkins, to-do lists, love letters, random notes and homework assignments.

The show, to be directed by Overtree, will feature some of the best finds. Previews begin Sept. 18. The opening is set for Oct. 14.

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Online: https://atlantictheater.org

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