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Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of LCT3's PRELUDES with Nikki M. James, Gabriel Ebert & More


Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, lead LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. PRELUDES, a world premiere and the first musical to be produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, began performances on May 23 and opened last night, June 15, running through Sunday, July 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street). Check out a look back inside opening night below!

From the creators of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, PRELUDES is a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov. After the disastrous premiere of his first symphony, the young Rachmaninov (to be played by Gabriel Ebert) suffers from writer's block. He begins daily sessions with a therapeutic hypnotist (to be played by Eisa Davis), in an effort to overcome depression and return to composing.

PRELUDES was commissioned by LCT3 with a grant from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

Paige Evans is Artistic Director/LCT3.

Photo Credit: Jenny Anderson

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