VENICE Begins 5/28 at The Public Theater
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the new Public Lab musical VENICE, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, VENICE will run through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13.
Single tickets, priced at $15 for this Public Lab production, are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. The Library at The Public will also be open nightly for food and drink, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and Joe's Pub will continue to offer some of the best music in the city.
The complete cast of VENICE features Uzo Aduba (Anna Monroe), Jennifer Damiano (Willow Turner), Jonathan-David (Theodore Westbrook), Claybourne Elder (Michael Victor), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Markos Monroe), Victoria Platt (Emilia Monroe), Angela Polk (Hailey Daisy), Matt Sax (Clown), and
Haaz Sleiman (Venice Monroe), and the ensemble includes Emilee Dupre, Semhar Ghebremichael,
Devin Roberts, and Manuel Stark.
The Public Theater has a long history of premiering new musicals that have made a strong impact on the landscape of musical theater and are still performed around the world today. In addition to the new musical VENICE, The Public has extended the critically acclaimed David Byrne musical Here Lies Love and will be presenting Love's Labour's Lost, A New Musical this summer at the Delacorte Theater.
VENICE will ignite the stage with a fusion of musical styles from hip-hop and rock to soaring anthems of love and hope, tracing a young man's rise as he fights for what's right against a backdrop of deceit and sibling betrayal. Part epic romance, part political tale, VENICE will transport you to a fallen city in the not-so-distant future where revolution is in the air, political structures are crumbling, and only the children of the city's fallen heroes can change the course of history.
VENICE features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Clint Ramos; lighting design by Jason Lyons; sound design by ACME Sound Partners; projection design by Jason H. Thompson; and musical direction by Jim Abbott.