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Produced by LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, New York City, 2019  Developed in part at the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. In the Green was developed, in part, at SPACE on Ryder Farm.  In the Green was developed, in part, with assistance from The Orchard Project (Ari Edelson, Artistic Director)

In the Green is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC (




As a young girl, medieval saint, healer, visionary, exorcist, and composer Hildegard von Bingen was locked in a cloister’s cell after demonstrating a preternatural sensitivity to the world around her. Sequestered with Hildegard is Jutta, a woman who has spent her life secluded in an effort to recover a whole self after the deepest of trauma. Under Jutta’s guidance, Hildegard attempts to reassemble her own fragmented self while her mentor proselytizes a rejection of brokenness.  In the Green is a musical unlike any you’ve seen, an astonishingly, sonically sophisticated saga of two exceptional women broken by the world and their journey of healing that changed history.  

In the Green won the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater and was nominated for seven Lucille Lortel Awards, with Green McLean winning Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Jutta.

This 90 minute play with music is  performed with no intermission.



Called “electrifying” by The Huffington Post and “phenomenal” by The New York Times, Grace McLean is a multi-hyphenate actor-singer-writer. In addition to performing in the New York theater scene on Broadway and off, Grace also makes time for her acclaimed original music, writing for her band Grace McLean & Them Apples. Stephen Holden of the New York Times says “Ms. McLean’s voice [is] a flexible instrument with unexpected reserves of power...Behind her playful adventurousness lies a well of passion.”

Grace is a Writer In Residence at Lincoln Center Theater where her first original musical IN THE GREEN was commissioned and produced, received a 2020 Richard Rodgers Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical for McLean. She has had two artistic ambassadorships with the US State Department touring Pakistan (2015) and Russia (2018), and her band performed in both the 2015 and 2016 Lincoln Center American Songbook series. She is a recipient of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Emerging Artist Award (2017) and the Jonathan Larson Grant from the American Theater Wing (2021).

Production Team


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Vocal Director:

Lindsay Fitzgerald

Madeline Wall

Laina Grendle

Harrison Wade

Christine Wade

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