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All is Full of Love--A Dance Musical Set to Bjork Songs--Plays Feb. 12

A special one-night-only performance of the new dance musical All is Full of Love, conceived, choreographed and directed by Josh Walden and set to the music of Björk, will be presented on Sunday, February 12 at 8 PM at Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46th Street). Proceeds will benefit Dancers Responding To AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and The Walden Company, Walden's new dance company. The evening, which includes a pre-show reception, will be hosted by Tony Award winner Gary Beach (The Producers, La Cage aux Folles).

Presented by Eva Price, the show is Josh Walden's contemporary dance musical based on the narrative of On the Town and set to the music of Björk. "All is Full of Love follows the journeys of three women adjusting to life in New York City. Combining Björk's uniquely emotional, adult, contemporary sound with the traditions of musical theater choreography, All is Full of Love explores the magnitude of disillusionment, hope and survival in the big city," according to press notes.

A brief excerpt of All is Full of Love was first presented to acclaim at BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year competition at The Palace Theatre in the fall of 2002. The piece had its world-premiere in 2003 at the Brooklyn Lyceum in breedingground productions' Spring Fever Festival.

The show stars Jolynn Baca, Timothy W. Bish (Movin' Out, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Anthony Frisina (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Anything Goes at Papermill), Amy Ling (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, National Tour of 42nd Street), Javier Munoz and Jill Slyter (Showboat). Also featured in the cast are Enders Groff, Lea Kohl (National Tour of 42nd Street), Kenway Kua (Wicked), Nathan Peck (La Cage aux Folles, The Boy from Oz), Bianca Stauffer, Shanna Van Derwerker (Wicked) and Willie Lee-Williams (National Tour of Miss Saigon).

All is Full of Love has costume design by Rob Bevenger and Theresa DiStasi, and lighting design by Natalie Robin.

Known for her introspective songs and etheral voice, the Icelandic-born Bjork has been a top songwriter and performer for years. At first the leader of the band The Sugarcubes, she has gone on to release solo albums such as Debut, Post, Homogenic, Vespertine, and Medulla. Hit songs have included "Human Behavior," "Violently Happy," "Army of Me" and "Hyper-Ballad." An album called Selma Songs features music from Dancer in the Dark, the Lars Von Trier musical drama in which Bjork starred and for which she penned the score.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to support Dancers Responding to AIDS. Founded in 1991 by Denise Roberts Hurlin and Hernando Cortez, DRA is a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the nation's leading industry-based AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. The funds raised are distributed to seven programs of The Actors' Fund of America and as grants to over 400 AIDS and Family service organizations across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $100 million for critically needed services for people with HIV/AIDS.

Tickets for All is Full of Love are now available through TheaterMania.com (or via telephone at 212-352-3101 / Toll Free 866-811-4111). Ticket prices are $39.90 and $55.50 (show only), and $81.50 (VIP ticket which includes pre-show reception). For more information, please visit www.thewaldenco.com.


 


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