SYMPATHY JONES: The New Secret Agent Musical




music/lyrics/concept by Masi Asare  & book by Brooke Pierce

This is the story of a young woman who dreams of being a star...a star spy, that is. Sympathy Jones is a spunky receptionist at a New York City intelligence agency who studies Indonesian martial arts in her spare time and is constantly angling for a promotion, to the amusement of the manly spies who inhabit her 1960s world. When a top-secret file is accidentally left on her desk she seizes the opportunity to embark on an adventure of her own, and in the process discovers that daring to save the world against impossible odds is not nearly as glamorous as she thought it would be.  Even the best spies need some help from their friends along the way.

SYMPATHY JONES premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2007 starring Kate Shindle, and was further developed at the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop with Broadway writers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Marcy Heisler (Dear Edwina, Junie B. Jones). Since the premiere production, the show has delighted thousands of audience members from California to Tasmania. To date, Sympathy Jones has had more than 30 productions in the U.S. and internationally.

The musical is published by Playscripts, which also handles licensing for professional and amateur productions. The show's studio cast album features a wonderful group of Broadway actors...we hope you'll check out the free online liner notes, pictures of past productions, and synopsis of the show. Find out about upcoming performances around the world. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to sing along. Bravely. No matter what lies ahead...