Photo Flash: CAP UCLA and The Theatre at Ace Hotel Host AN EVENING WITH TAYLOR MAC
Raising the roof together in support of Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music were actors Matt Bomer, Janie Bryant, Carrie Brownstein, and Andy Richter, with Ace Hotel Group Chief Brand Officer Kelly Sawdon and CAP UCLA Executive and Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA. The spectacular, award-winning 24-hour performance art concert comes to LA in March 2018, presented by UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance and The Theatre at Ace Hotel.
Check out photos from the evening below!
Taylor Mac was introduced at an event celebrating the singular artist's spectacular, award-winning 24-hour performance art concert to be presented in its entirety by UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance and The Theatre at Ace Hotel over four six-hour events March 15-24, 2018, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
A 24-Decade History of Popular Music is Mac's subjective history of the United States charted through 246 songs that were popular in the country and its disparate communities from 1776 to present day. In performing the work, Mac is joined by an orchestra-led by Music Director Matt Ray, who created new arrangements of all 246 songs-plus an ensemble of "Dandy Minions" and a variety of local special guests, including members of the audience cast as colonial needleworkers, World War I soldiers and Yum Yum from The Mikado. Costume designer Machine Dazzle, a longtime Mac collaborator, has handmade an outrageously imaginative, world-unto-itself costume specific to each decade.
Recent winner of the 2017 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama inspired by American History and a 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, the work was hailed by The New York Times critic Wesley Morris as "one of the great experiences of my life" and included on an unprecedented three New York Times "Best of..." lists in 2016: Performance, Theater and Classical Music.
Andy Richter (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Kelly Sawdon and Carrie Brownstein (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Matt Bomer and Janie Bryant (Photo by Vivien Killilea, Getty Images)
Matt Bomer (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Taylor Mac and Kristy Edmunds (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Theatre at Ace Hotel marquee (Photo ReEd Hutchinson)