Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Friedman & Alex Timbers' HERE'S HOOVER Workshop
Les Freres Corbusier has announced its return to off-off-Broadway with a special workshop production of Here's Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special, written by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman and directed by Alex Timbers, began on December 5 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. The workshop production runs through Sunday, December 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
After stewing for 80 years in political disgrace (and presumed death), Herbert Hoover takes the stage one more time to reclaim his legacy and save America in the process. Elvis Presley's iconic 1968 "Comeback Special" serves as direct inspiration for Hoover's own interactive, badass concert resurrection. Herbert's tanned, rested, and ready to rock your balls off.
Les Freres Corbusier continues its investigation and irreverent decimation of iconic historical figures here with our nation's 31st president. Past subjects have included Robert Moses, L. Ron Hubbard, Andrew Jackson, Henrik Ibsen, Benjamin Franklin, Warren G. Harding, Le Corbusier, and Satan.
The cast of Here's Hoover! includes Damian Baldet (Herbert Hoover), James Barry (Scotty), Alex Boniello (DJ), Erica Dorfler (Lucille), James Nathan Hopkins (Wallace), Talene Monahon (Sheila), and Lawrence Tobias (Harry S. Truman).
The set design for Here's Hoover! is by Amanda Stephens; costume design is by Paloma Young and Ásta Hostetter; lighting design is by Jake DeGroot; sound design is by Cody Spencer; Projection Design by Daniel Brodie and Jake Pinholster. Choreography is by Danny Mefford; Sally Cade Holmes is producing. Here's Hoover! was developed as part of La Jolla Playhouse's Page to Stage series. Because this is a workshop production, it will not be open for review.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus