Photo Flash: La MaMa and Monk Parrots Celebrate BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Benefit Performance

La MaMa, in association with Monk Parrots, presents the World Premiere of Bum Phillips All-American Opera, a new contemporary opera conceptualized and directed by Luke Leonard, composed and conducted by Peter Stopschinski, with a libretto by Kirk Lynn. Bum Phillips All-American Opera runs from March 12 - 30, 2014 in a limited engagement at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show's special benefit performance!

Bum Phillips All-American Opera, commissioned and produced by Monk Parrots, celebrates the inspiring life of National Football League icon and American hero: O.A. "Bum" Phillips, head coach of the Houston Oilers from 1975-1980. This epic portrait of Phillips' life explores how a man found resilience and faith in failure, and how a single passion fueled an entire city's hope. Encouraged by Phillips' motivational skills and homespun principles, the dynamic Texan team of Luke Leonard, Kirk Lynn and Peter Stopschinski aim to push the boundaries of where and for whom opera is staged.

The cast includes Gary Ramsey as Bum Phillips, Alison Bolshoi, Anlami Shaw, John Smiley, Jessie Dean, Julie-Anne Hamula, Briana Hunter, Victor Khodadad, Megan Lalley, Gates Leonard, Patrick Mulryan, Anna Noggle, Chelsea Burris, Sophie Delphis, Amanda Dupuy, Hunter Frederick, Mariah Ilardi-Lowy, Emmanuel Elpenord, John Harlacher, John Harmon, Morgan Hooper, Joey LePage and Faith Redding, along with members of American Modern Ensemble.

The creative team includes Luke Leonard (Production Design), Marie Yokoyama (Set & Lighting Design), Alison Heryer (Costume Design), Darwin L. Gilmore (Projection Design), Charlotte Griffin (Choreography), Joey LePage (Assistant Director), and Sheree V. Campbell (Production Stage Manager).

Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors and can be purchased online at http://LaMaMa.org/Ellen-Stewart-Theatre/Bum-Phillips-All-American-Opera, in person at the box office or by calling 212-475-7710. La MaMa is accessible from the F train to 2nd Ave. or the #6 train to Bleecker St. For more info visit http://BumPhillipsOpera.com, join the conversation at #BumPhillipsOpera, Like the show on Facebook at https://www.Facebook.com/pages/Bum-Phillips-All-American-Opera/153015334894928, like Monk Parrots at https://www.Facebook.com/MonkParrots.org, and follow on Twitter at @MonkParrots.

Photo Credit: Emily Boland

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Photo Flash: La MaMa and Monk Parrots Celebrate BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Benefit Performance
Luke Leonard, Kirk Lynn, Peter Stopschinski

Photo Flash: La MaMa and Monk Parrots Celebrate BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Benefit Performance
Luke Leonard, Lawrence Harris, Peter Stopschinski, Wade Phillips, Dan Pastorini

Photo Flash: La MaMa and Monk Parrots Celebrate BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Benefit Performance
Wade Phillips and Laurie Phillips

Photo Flash: La MaMa and Monk Parrots Celebrate BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Benefit Performance
Luke Leonard and Dan Pastorini

Photo Flash: La MaMa and Monk Parrots Celebrate BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Benefit Performance
Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye

Photo Flash: La MaMa and Monk Parrots Celebrate BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Benefit Performance
Nicky Paraiso, Beverly Petty, Mia Yoo, Mary Fulham

Photo Flash: La MaMa and Monk Parrots Celebrate BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Benefit Performance
The cast of Bum Phillips All-American Opera

Photo Flash: La MaMa and Monk Parrots Celebrate BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Benefit Performance
The cast of Bum Phillips All-American Opera

Photo Flash: La MaMa and Monk Parrots Celebrate BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Benefit Performance
Wade Phillips (center) with family and friends

Photo Flash: La MaMa and Monk Parrots Celebrate BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Benefit Performance
La MaMa team

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