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Experience the joys and sorrows of the tumultuous lives of the Italian immigrants who lived in Boston in the early 19th century. The Boston Molasses Disaster rocked the lives of the region’s populace, forcing them to struggle for opportunities. Molasses in January is an attempt to educate its audience about the disaster and make them experience a heart-rending version of the event.

Why Watch Molasses in January

Written by Francine Pellegrino and directed by Whitney Stone, Molasses in January captivates viewers with its compelling tunes and exquisite acting. On 15th January 1919, a disastrous flood popularly known as the Great Boston Molasses Flood devastated the North End neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts. More than 20 people were killed and 150 people were injured due to the storage tank that burst and flooded the street with molasses. It inspired various legends, including one that the smell of molasses still wafts around sometimes in summer.

The Story

After a particularly cold day in Boston, Massachusetts, the temperature suddenly began increasing rapidly, leading to the tank at the Purity Distilling Company to burst. Animals and humans alike were caught in the sticky mass that seemed to pull its victims into a viscous hell. The play outlines the events that led up to the disaster and the suffering of the Italian immigrants who occupied much of the North End neighbourhood of Boston that was particularly affected by this tragedy.

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Classic Theatre Lovers | History Buffs | Fans of Romantic Pieces

Critics Reviews

“Molasses in January is a fun, new musical for all ages!”
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Show Details

Show Timings

Thursday 7:30 PM
Saturday 5 PM

1 hour and 45 minutes, with 1 intermission

Leading Roles
Lianne Gennaco as Anna
Joe Redman as the Narrator
Joe Marx as Vincent
Anne Delgado as Rosemary
Zachary Harris Martin as Joe

Directed by
Whitney Stone

Written by
Francine Pellegrino

Additional Information

The musical is suitable for all ages.

The Theater Center has a seating capacity of 199 in total.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.

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The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA, New York

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