New Musical THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY to Play in Concert at 54 Below
Feinstein's/54 Below will present a concert of highlights from The Year Of Living Dangerously, a thrilling new musical written by Thomas Tierney (Eleanor: An American Love Story, Narnia, and Off-Broadway's Pets!), and Jeffrey Haddow (Sense & Sensibility, Scrambled Feet, Chekhov in Yalta) on Tuesday, November 28th at 9:30pm.
Jakarta, Indonesia, 1965: A nation on the verge of violent revolution. Against this turbulent backdrop, three vivid characters get caught up in a strange and consequential love triangle: Guy Hamilton, a reporter freshly-arrived from Sydney with a taste for danger, a ton of ambition, and a nose for news; Jill Bryant, an intensely bright, attractive attaché at the British Embassy, wary of relationships, but yearning for home and family; and Billy Kwan, a diminutive Australian-Chinese photojournalist with a passionate need to remake the world in the image of his ideals. As the political tension builds to a boil, the lives of these three characters become increasingly intertwined, leading to an explosive ending rife with tragedy, danger and romance.
Cast features Simon Jones (Broadway: Blithe Spirit, Waiting in the Wings, Ring Round the Moon,The Real Inspector Hound, Hamlet, Private Lives, Getting Married,The School for Scandal, Benefactors, The Herbal Bed and The Real Thing); (Television: Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Brideshead Revisited); (Film: Miracle on 34th Street, Devil's Own); Scarlett Strallen (Broadway: Mary Poppins, Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), (West End: Singin' in the Rain, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang); Janine DiVita (Broadway: Grease, Anything Goes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood; TV: This is the Moment; Upcoming Film: Hear My Song with Dustin Hoffman and Josh Lucas); Jim Stanek (Broadway: Fun Home, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Rivals, Lestat; Regional: Family Ties, Carnival) Kevin Earley (Broadway: Death Takes a Holiday, A Tale of Two Cities, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Les Misérables); Marc delaCruz (Broadway: If/Then; Off-Broadway: Pacific Overtures; Regional: Yankee Doodle Dandy); Eric Badique: (Regional: Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Starlight Express); Richard R. Henry (Regional: Milwaukee Rep: Guys and Dolls; CT Rep: Newsies, 1776);
Josephine K Cho: (Peter Shaffer Memorial); (NYU: Spring Awakening, A Little Night Music, Once On This Island); Cathy Ang (New York: KPOP, RIOT Antigone) (NYU: Spring Awakening, The Secret Garden, A Little Night Music).
In 1982, Christopher J. Koch's novel, The Year Of Living Dangerously, burst onto the screen as a major motion picture starring Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hunt. Now as political turmoil rages across the developing world, the story comes to soaring new life on the musical stage.The concert will be directed by John Todd (West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Athens, Greece; Annie Get Your Gun, multi-city tour), music direction by Paul Staroba (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) and produced by Jonathan Bruce King (Gallery Players 50th Season).
The concert is set for November 28th at 9:30 PM at Feinstein's/54 Below at 254 West 54th Street, NY, NY 10019. For tickets, call 646-476-3551 or visit www.54below.com/events/new-musical-year-living-dangerously.