Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Prospect Theater's ONE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND ONE DAY
One Thousand Nights and One Day, a new musical with book and lyrics by Jason Grote, with music by Marisa Michelson, and directed by Erin Ortman, just opened the ART/NY Mezzanine Theatre (502 West 53rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues).
In mythic Persia, a daring young woman spins tales to save the kingdom and her life. In modern-day New York, a Jewish man and Palestinian woman fight to find love in a fractured world. This world premiere musical, adapted from Jason Grote's critically-acclaimed play 1001, reinvents "The Arabian Nights," colliding the contemporary and the ancient. Through a genre-bending score, it questions past and present images of the Middle East, exploring the power of story in our everyday lives.
One Thousand Nights and One Day features Sepideh Moafi ("The Deuce", "Falling Water"), Ben Steinfeld (Fiasco Theatre Company's Into the Woods), Ashkon Davaran (The Great Comet - Ars Nova), Yassi Noubahar (The Body Politic), Chad Goodridge (Passing Strange), Gabriella Pérez (Anything Goes National Tour), and Graham Stevens (Peter and the Starcatcher). Further casting will be announced shortly.
One Thousand Nights and One Day features choreography by Karla Garcia (Regional: In The Heights; currently performing in Hamilton), scenic design by Jason Ardizzone-West(The Royale, Illyria), costume design by Becky Bodurtha (The Strangest; The Wife), lighting design by Carolyn Wong (This Was Written In Water; The Oracle) and sound design by Jeremy J. Lee (Tamar of the River; Broadway Associate: Superior Doughnuts; Mary Stuart). Kurt Crowley (currently the musical director/conductor of Hamilton on Broadway) serves as musical director and co-orchestrator with Marisa Michelson.
Performances for One Thousand Nights and One Day are Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 7PM, Thursday at 8PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM (no matinee April 7), and Sunday at 2PM (April 8 there is an added 7PM Sunday show, April 15 the matinee is at 5PM). Single Tickets are $25 - $55, with special rates available to Prospect Members. Tickets can be purchased by visiting: www.ProspectTheater.org or calling 212-352-3101.
Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi
Welcome to the opening night of One Thousand Nights and One Day
Yassi Noubahar and Ashkon Davaran
Marisa Michelson and Enrico De Trizio
Jesse L. Kearney Jr. and Cara Reichel
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