Mandy Patinkin & Taylor Mac to Lead THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Workshop, 12/14-31; Susan Stroman to Direct
Mandy Patinkin will partner with Susan Stroman on an upcoming workshop of Taylor Mac's The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville at The Abrons Arts Center from December 14 - 31, 2013, it was announced today.
The show is officially billed as: "It's the end of the world as we know it. A flood of biblical proportions leaves us with only two people on Earth, who discover their common language is song and dance. Together they chronicle the rise and fall, and hopeful rise again of humankind, through music that runs the gamut from Rodgers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim all the way to R.E.M. and Queen."
This fully-staged workshop presentation will give audiences an opportunity to be part of the discovery process as these artists continues to fine tune a remarkable new music theater piece.
Mandy Patinkin's Broadway credits include Evita, Sunday in the Park With George, The Secret Garden and The Wild Party. He currently appears in the Showtime series Homeland.
Taylor Mac is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, cabaret performer, performance artist, and sometime director and producer. The New York Times says of Mac in general, "Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming every one of them."
Susan Stroman's Broadway credits include Big Fish, The Producers, Contact, Crazy for You, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Young Frankenstein, The Frogs, The Music Man, Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Big and The Scottsboro Boys.
The Abrons Arts Center brings innovative artistic excellence to Manhattan's Lower East Side through diverse, cutting-edge performances; exhibitions/artist residencies; classes and workshops for all ages, including pre-professional training for youth; and arts-in-education programming at public schools.
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