Red-Eye to Havre de Grace

Red-Eye to Havre de Grace

Creators Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, David Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle and Sophie Bortolussi with Ean Sheehy
Music by Wilhelm Bros. & Co.
Direction and Stage Design Thaddeus Phillips

April 22, 2014—June 1, 2014

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NYTW Usual Suspect Thaddeus Phillips El Conquistador!) teams up with the Minneapolis-based musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. to create a visually striking and sonically complex action-opera about Edgar Allan Poe's mysterious last days. Set in September of 1849Red-Eye to Havre de Grace follows Poe on his last lecture tour from Virginia to New York, focusing on a stop in Maryland when a train conductor saw Poe wearing a strangers clothes headed south, where he would die just days later. This new musical, informed by 19th Century train routes, historical accounts and Poe's own writing, creates a spellbinding sketch of a man you soon realize you know little about.

Choreography Sophie Bortolussi
Costume Design Rosemarie Mckelvy
Lighting Design Drew Billiau
Sound Design Rob Kaplowitz
Stage Manager Lindsey Turteltaub

with Alessandra L. Larson, Ean Sheehy, David Wilhelm and Jeremy Wilhelm

Love and Information

Love and Information

Text Caryl Churchill
Direction James Macdonald

February 4, 2014—April 6, 2014

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Renowned playwright Caryl Churchill returns for her seventh American premiere at New York Theatre Workshop (which have included productions of Far Away and A Number) with a theatrical kaleidoscope exploring more than a hundred characters as they try to make sense of what they find out. Churchill pairs with award-winning director James Macdonald (A NumberBlastedTop Girls) to create what The Guardian heralds as the “play that everyone should see.” Love and Information was first produced in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 2012. This production reaffirms Churchill’s continued ability to reinvent herself as a playwright and keep her finger on the pulse of contemporary life and features her signature wit, candor and nimble use of language. Produced in association with the Royal Court Theatre.

Scenic Design Miriam Buether
Costume Design Gabriel Berry and Andrea Hood
Lighting Design Peter Mumford
Sound Design Christopher Shutt
Musical Direction David Dabbon
Vocal Coach Kate Wilson
Stage Manager Christine Catti
Produced in Association with the Royal Court Theatre

with Phillip James Brannon, Randy Danson, Susannah Flood, Noah Galvin, Jennifer Ikeda, Karen Kandel, Irene Sofia Lucio, Nate Miller, Kellie Overbey, Adante Power, John Procaccino, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Maria Tucci, James Waterston and Zoë Winters

What’s It All About?

What’s It All About?

Music Burt Bacharach
Lyrics Hal David and others
Musical Arrangements Kyle Riabko
Direction Steven Hoggett

November 19, 2013—February 2, 2014

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The enduring music of Burt Bacharach is given new life in this energetic evening of musical celebration. Twenty-five-year-old musician and actor Kyle Riabko (Spring Awakening, Hair) performs his unique, soulful arrangements of the Bacharach songbook backed by an eclectic group of young performers.  Steven Hoggett, whose award-winning choreography was featured in such diverse pieces as Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Black Watch, returns to NYTW for a third time.  What's It All About? is a reintroduction to the timeless music of Burt Bacharach through the eyes and ears of a new generation.

Scenic Design Christine Jones and Brett Banakis
Costume Design Andrea Lauer
Lighting Design Japhy Weideman
Sound Design Clive Goodwin
Musical Direction Kyle Riabko
Casting Jim Carnahan, CSA
Stage Manager Lindsey Turteltaub
Conceived by Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer

with Daniel Bailen, Laura Dreyfuss, James Nathan Hopkins, Nathaly Lopez, Kyle Riabko, James Williams and Daniel Woods

Fetch Clay, Make Man

Fetch Clay, Make Man

Text Will Power
Direction Des McAnuff

August 23, 2013—October 13, 2013

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In the days leading up to one of Cassius Clay's most anticipated fights, the heavyweight boxing champion forms an unlikely friendship with the controversial Hollywood star Stepin Fetchit.  With a rhythmic script by award-winning performer and playwright Will Power, who received rave reviews for his hip-hop productions of Flow and The Seven at NYTW, and direction by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (The Who's Tommy, Jersey Boys), Fetch Clay, Make Man explores the improbable bond that forms between two drastically different and influential cultural icons. One a vibrant and audacious youth, the other a resentful and almost forgotten relic – together as they fight to form their public personas and shape their legacies amidst the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-1960s. This true story is as powerful and poetic as Clay himself while also humorous and irreverent like Fetchit's signature act. Finding commonality in contradiction, Fetch Clay, Make Man examines the true meaning of strength, resilience and pride.

Scenic Design Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design Howell Binkley
Soundscape Darron L West
Original Music Justin Ellington
Projection Design Peter Nigrini
Movement Consultant Lisa Shriver
Boxing Consultant Michael Olajide, Jr.
Stage Manager Megan Smith

with Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman, Anthony Gaskins, Nikki M. James, John Earl Jelks, Richard Masur and Jeremy Tardy