Karen Mason, Alexandra Silber & More Set for Red Bull Theater's HAPPY END Concert Reading, 3/17
Today, Red Bull Theater announced the cast for their Staged Concert Reading of Happy End, the musical by Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill, translated by Michael Feingold: Nancy Anderson, J. Bernard Calloway, Carson Elrod, Steven Eng, Tom Hewitt, Matthew Maher, Karen Mason, Martin Moran, Alexandra Silber, Price Waldman, Kristine Zbornik, Chip Zien, and more to be announced. Happy End will be directed by Leigh Silverman with music direction by James Cunningham and will take place Monday March 17th at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets.
Threepenny Opera meets Guys & Dolls as a Salvation Army gal falls for a Chicago gangster - and unforgettable songs ensue! Brecht and Weill's astounding follow-up to Threepenny Opera doesn't believe in the separation of church and organized crime. As Army preacher Lillian Holiday struggles for the soul (and heart) of head gangster Bill Cracker, trouble is brewing amongst the gang. A big bank job is underway, but a hostile takeover from within threatens to ruin all their plans. With such great songs as "Surabaya-Johnny," "The Sailor's Tango," and "The Bilbao Song," this masterpiece combines social satire with music hall moxie and delights all the way to its very happy end.
Red Bull Theater, is the not-profit Off-Broadway theater company specializing in plays of heightened language. With the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as its unique cornerstone, the company embraces great classic stories from all eras and cultures, including critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespeare's Pericles, Revenger's Tragedy, Edward the Second, Women Beware Women, Duchess of Malfi, The Witch of Edmonton, The Maids, The Dance of Death, Loot and Volpone.
Red Bull Theater's 30th Anniversary revival of Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep directed by Everett Quinton begins performance April 10th. Charles Isherwood in The New York Times called Red Bull Theater "a troupe that lovers of classic theater should put on the must-watch list." The company's OBIE Award-Winning Revelation Reading series continues with The Roaring Girl on March 24th.
Tickets now on sale at www.redbulltheater.com or call 212/352-3101. Tickets are $40 for Adults, $20 for Students/Industry and $60 for Premium Seating. All Readings are on Mondays at 7:30pm at Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street.