Ironton native to present musical in NYC

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 12, 2004

Ironton native Mickey Fisher is keeping busy.

Fisher is currently preparing for a string of performances in New York City with the debut of "Subway Train," a beat poetry musical that he co-wrote.

The musical is set to be performed as part of the annual "New York International Fringe Festival."

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The prevalence of the subway in most New Yorker's lives and in the lives of the musical's creators served as the main inspiration behind the show.

"It (musical) came really naturally because we wrote (in journals) so much on the train, and since we were on the train, a lot of it was about the train," he said. "ŠIt's pretty much part of your daily life while you're in NYC."

"Subway Train" is set in modern-day New York City and often ties into the people affected by 9/11 and the emotions left over from the attack.

"It (musical) covers a large cross-section of life in the city from love to loss," Fisher said.

The show also touches on a variety of other topics regarding life in the city and

such subway legends including the mole people.

Fisher and castmates are hoping that someone will view the musical and want to produce it somewhere else, best case scenario - off Broadway.

Five showings of "Subway Train" will be performed: Aug. 18, 19, 20, 26 and 28 in New York City.

For more information about "Subway Train", visit

For more information on the "New York International Fringe Festival," visit