Songs from an Unmade Bed

Lyrics Mark Campbell
Music Debra Barsha, Mark Bennett, Peter Foley, Jenny Giering, Peter Golub, Jake Heggie, Stephen Hoffman, Lance Horne, Gihieh Lee, Steven Lutvak, Steve Marzullo, Brendan Milburn, Chris Miller, Greg Pliska, Duncan Sheik, Kim D. Sherman, Jeffrey Stock and Joseph Thalken
Music Direction Kimberly Grigsby
Direction David Schweizer

May 12, 2005—June 19, 2005

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One lyricist and 18 composers join forces to create a unique music/theatre event in Songs from an Unmade Bed, a solo work that propels a smart, resilient, wry, and ultimately romantic gay New Yorker through the heartaches and triumphs of love in the big city. Mark Campbell's lyrics on the endlessly surprising experience of urban romance have been set by an eclectic roster of today's musical artists, including Debra Barsha, Mark Bennett, Peter Foley, Jenny Giering, Peter Golub, Jake Heggie, Stephen Hoffman, Lance Horne, Gihieh Lee, Steven Lutvak, Steve Marzullo, Brendan Milburn, Chris Miller, Greg Pliska, Duncan Sheik, Kim D. Sherman, Jeffrey Stock, and Joseph Thalken. Michael Winther performs this funny, sexy, elegiac, ironic work with direction by David Schweizer and music direction by Kimberly Grigsby.

Scenic Design Neil Patel
Costume Design David Zinn
Lighting Design Brian H Scott
Sound Design Michael Creason
Stage Manager Elizabeth Miller

with Michael Winther


Adaptation from the writings of Leonard Bernstein Jocelyn Clarke
Direction Anne Bogart
Creation SITI Company

April 26, 2005—June 9, 2005

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In Score, a solo theatre piece from the acclaimed SITI Company, actor Tom Nelis portrays Leonard Bernstein and his passionate, glorious relationship with music. With a score including music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler, director Anne Bogart and writer Jocelyn Clarke (who adapted Bernstein’s own writings) serve up Bernstein’s famous flamboyance as a showman, teacher, tastemaker, and ego-driven charmer, honoring one of the greatest of American figures.

Scenic Design Neil Patel
Costume Design James Schuette
Lighting Design Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design Darron L West
Stage Manager Elizabeth Moreau, Elizabeth Kegley

with Tom Nelis

Eyewitness Blues

Text Mildred Ruiz and Steven Sapp
Music Antoine Drye, Carlos Pimentel, and Paul Jonathan Thompson
Direction Talvin Wilks

March 1, 2005—April 10, 2005

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Eyewitness Blues is the spirited story of Junior, a hard-luck horn player, and the creative life of artists everywhere. As Junior (played by Steven Sapp) takes a breath, summoning the physical and psychic energy to play his horn, his Muse (played by Mildred Ruiz) appears, and his life unfolds in a series of provocative vignettes told through a stirring mix of jazz, flamenco, blues, and poetry. Mildred Ruiz and Steven Sapp, two of the collaborators from Universes, the group behind NYTW's 2001 production of Slanguage, have joined forces with arrangers/composers Carlos Pimentel, Paul Thompson and Antoine Drye (Thompson and Drye provide live musical accompaniment) to create an affecting portrait of artists and the vibrant culture, traditions, and personal experience they bring to their work.

Scenic Design Narelle Sissons
Costume Design Emilio Sosa
Lighting Design Heather Carson
Sound Design Darron L West and Bray Poor
Choreography Adesola A. Osakalumi
Flamenco Movement Jaime Coronado
Stage Manager Antonia Gianino

with Mildred Ruiz and Steven Sapp

A Number

Text Caryl Churchill
Direction James Macdonald

November 16, 2004—January 16, 2005

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A Number is the latest play from Caryl Churchill (Far Away, Serious Money, Cloud Nine) whom The Times of London calls “the most daring of our dramatists.” As A Number begins, a son confronts his father with the startling knowledge that he has genetically identical counterparts and is merely one of “a number.” Upon this topical foundation, Churchill shifts gears to engage in a penetrating, timeless inquiry aimed at the intersection of morality, nature versus nurture, and the very substance of love. When A Number premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in September 2002, The Telegraph said, “What a tremendous play this is, moving, thought-provoking, and dramatically thrilling.”

Scenic Design Eugene Lee
Costume Design Gabriel Berry
Lighting Design Edward Pierce
Sound Design Darron L West
Stage Manager Martha Donaldson

with Dallas Roberts and Sam Shepard

Hedda Gabler

Text Henrik Ibsen
Direction Ivo van Hove
Translation Christopher Hampton

September 10, 2004—October 24, 2004

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Flemish director Ivo van Hove is the artistic director of Holland’s leading repertory company, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, and is known throughout Europe as one of the continent’s true theatrical innovators. At NYTW, van Hove previously directed visually rich and emotionally complex productions of More Stately Mansions (1997, OBIE award) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1999). This ingeniously imaginative director and his longtime collaborator, production designer Jan Versweyveld, return to NYTW with Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler, in a translation by Christopher Hampton. Elizabeth Marvel, who won an OBIE award for her portrayal of Blanche DuBois in van Hove’s production of Streetcar at NYTW, will play Hedda.

Production Design Jan Versweyveld
Stage Manager Martha Donaldson

with Elzbieta Czyzewska, Glenn Fitzgerald, Jason Butler Harner, Elizabeth Marvel, Mary Beth Peil, Ana Reeder and John Douglas Thompson