GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS to Feature Original Music by Danny Elfman
Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer, Danny Elfman, is contributing original music to the world premiere Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac's new comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, starring three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen, and Tony Award winner Julie White. Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, Gary is set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of William Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Previews will begin this evening, 8 p.m., at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Mr. Elfman joins a creative team that includes four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (Scenic Design), Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth (Costume Design), and nine-time Tony Award winner Jules Fisher & three-time Tony Award winner Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Design).
In Gary, Taylor Mac's singular world view intersects with Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. In Mac's extraordinary new play, set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over. The civil war has ended. The country has been stolen by madmen, and there are casualties everywhere (among them a midwife on the verge of death - White). And two very lowly servants - Lane and Nielsen - are charged with cleaning up the bodies. The year is 400 - but it feels like the end of the world.
Danny Elfman (Original Music) has composed over 100 film scores, music for the concert hall, and now his first Broadway play. He began his career as the songwriter/lead singer of the band Oingo Boingo. Elfman has scored 16 Tim Burton films including Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Big Fish, and Dumbo. Other films include The Grinch, Justice League, Milk, Good Will Hunting, and Men in Black. He's received one Grammy Award, two Emmy Awards, and four Academy Award nominations. His television work includes the themes from "The Simpsons" and "Desperate Housewives." His orchestral concert, Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton, toured internationally, and the "Live From Lincoln Center" television special won two Emmy Awards. Elfman's classical works include his Carnegie Hall debut, Serenada Schizophrenia; his ballet collaboration with Twyla Tharp, Rabbit and Rouge; his first violin concerto, Eleven Eleven; and a piano quartet for the Philharmonic Piano Quartet of Berlin.
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