Cerveris and Murphy to Guest on Leonard Lopate Show, 6/7
LoveMusik's Tony nominated stars Michael Cerveris and Donna Murphy will be guests on the WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show" live from 1:00 PM 1:20 PM tomorrow, Thursday, June 7. "The Leonard Lopate Show" airs Tuesday Saturday on WNYC AM 820 from 12:00 PM 2:00 PM.
Cerveris and Murphy will talk to host Leonard Lopate about appearing in the world premiere production of LoveMusik, a new Broadway musical currently playing at Manhattan Theatre Club's Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
LoveMusik has been honored with two Drama Desk Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards. Cerveris and Murphy have both been nominated for Tony Awards for their work in the production.
Suggested by the letters of Weill and Lenya, LoveMusik features a book by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy, Parade). Musical staging is provided by Patricia Birch (A Little Night Music), and direction by 21-time Tony Award-winner Harold Prince (The Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd). "LoveMusik follows the lives of the unlikeliest of lovers the brilliant, intellectual German composer Kurt Weill (Michael Cerveris) and the woman who became his muse and star, Lotte Lenya (Donna Murphy). LoveMusik is an epic romance, set in Berlin, Paris, Broadway and Hollywood, spanning 25 years in the lives of this complicated couple," state press notes.
The production also features David Pittu (Bertolt Brecht) and John Scherer (George Davis), with Judith Blazer, Edwin Cahill, Herndon Lackey, Erik Liberman, Ann Morrison, Graham Rowat, Rachel Ulanet and Jessica Wright. LoveMusik features the lyrics of Maxwell Anderson, Bertolt Brecht, Howard Dietz, Roger Fernay, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Maurice Magre, Ogden Nash, Elmer Rice and Kurt Weill.