STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Off-Broadway's 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW'
Below, check out a brand new video offering a sneak peek into the first week of rehearsals for the world premiere of Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter! Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle are set to head the cast of Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Páll Jónsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jónsson. Performances will begin July 28th, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.)
Under the direction of Bergur Þór Ingólfsson, the cast features Cady Huffman (Tony winner for The Producers, The Will Rogers Follies, The Nance, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Good Wife"), Kate Shindle (Cabaret, Jekyll & Hyde, Legally Blonde, Capote), Michael Biren (Billy Elliot), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia!, Death of a Salesman, "Gossip Girl"),Zach Cossman (Band Geeks), Karli Dinardo ("Silversun"), Danielle Kelsey (Young Frankenstein), Graydon Long("The Carrie Diaries"), Brad Nacht (Billy Elliot, The Addams Family), Josh Sassanella (Rock of Ages, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), Marrick Smith (Crossing Swords, Uncovering Eden), and Jesse Wildman (Ghost). Choreography forREVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER is by Lee Proud, with music direction by award-winning Icelandic Indie rock musician Stefán Örn Gunnlaugsson.
Have you ever wondered what's going on inside your elbow? Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter answers this hypothetical, surreal question in an emotionally charged rock musical love story. Set in Elbowville (a microscopic community within Ragnar Agnarsson's body), the highly unconventional story introduces us to a love triangle developing against the backdrop of the once-idyllic community's false prosperity at the hands of a power-mad mayor and its ultimate ruin, tragedy and rebirth.
Set & projection design for Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter are by Petr Hloušek, with lighting design by Jeff Croiter (Tony winner for Peter and the Starcatcher) and Cory Pattak, and sound design by Carl Casella. Costume design is by Hrafnhildur Arnardottir (aka Shoplifter) and Edda Gudmundsdottir, who have collaborated with Björk several times as artists, stylists and designers.