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BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Prospect Theater Company's DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presents the NYC premiere of DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES now through April 17, at The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The production stars Nathan Gardner, a recent Chicago transplant, who makes his off-Broadway/Prospect debut with Death For Five Voices. Regional credits include: The Light in the Piazza (Fabrizio), FLMTF/Merry Go Round. Chicago: Big Fish (Will) and Women on the Verge... (Carlos), Theater at the Center; Sweet Smell of Success (Dallas, Jefferson Award nomination) and Assassins (Oswald), Theater Wit; Camelot and Les Mis, Drury Lane; Les Mis, The Paramount. NYC debut last December in Allan Knee and Andre Catrini's The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit.

Also starring Manna Nichols (Allegiance, Goodspeed's Guys and Dolls) as Maria D'Avalos, and Helen Hayes Award-winner Nicholas Rodriguez (Arena Stage Oklahoma!, Tarzan) as Fabrizio Carafa. The company also includes Meghan McGeary (The Blue Flower) as Girolama Gesualdo and Jeff Williams (The Pirate Queen, The Music Man) as Alfonso Gesualdo, with Ryan Bauer-Walsh as Pietro Marziale, and L.R. Davidson as Sylvia Albana.

DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES features music and lyrics by Kleban and Ebb Award-winning composer / lyricist Peter Mills, and will be directed by Cara Reichel, with book by Mills and Reichel.

This new musical drama explores the early life of Carlo Gesualdo, a groundbreaking composer of the late Renaissance, who also committed the vicious double murder of his wife and her lover. Through a score which incorporates themes from Gesualdo's sacred music, this original story investigates how the composer's creative life may have been related to his brutal actions. DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES blends period musical style with contemporary theater storytelling to create a compelling portrait of a troubled artist, living at a moment in history when complex political and religious forces collided and changed our perceptions of the possibility of art.

The creative team also includes music director Max Mamon, fight choreographer Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum, scenic designer Ann Bartek, costume designer Sidney Shannon, lighting designer Susan M. Nicholson, and sound designerJanie Bullard. Paul Vella is production stage manager.

Additional information may be found on the project website at Tickets are $50 ($25 for members) and $65 ($32.50 for members) premium seating locations. Tickets and memberships are available or by calling 212-352-3101.

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