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Bio:
Married duo Shaun & Abigail Bengson, are composers and performers who have appeared at such venues as Joe’s Pub (NYC), MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), Freight & Salvage (Berkeley, CA) and the Market Theater (Johannesburg, South Africa). Their music has been featured in Hundred Days (La Jolla ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Married duo Shaun & Abigail Bengson, are composers and performers who have appeared at such venues as Joe’s Pub (NYC), MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), Freight & Salvage (Berkeley, CA) and the Market Theater (Johannesburg, South Africa). Their music has been featured in Hundred Days (La Jolla ... (read complete bio)
Playwrights Horizons Announces New Slate of Free Public Master Classes Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces New Slate of Free Public Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2021

Playwrights Horizons (Adam Greenfield, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a new lineup of Master Classes featuring writers and artists behind celebrated productions at Playwrights and beyond.

St. Ann's Warehouse to Reopen for Indoor Performances With Concerts by The Bengsons Photo St. Ann's Warehouse to Reopen for Indoor Performances With Concerts by The Bengsons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2021

St. Ann’s Warehouse, capping a year in which they have activated their flexible Brooklyn waterfront theater by bringing art outdoors, will finally welcome artists and audiences back inside with two socially distanced concert presentations by The Bengsons, produced in partnership with longtime St. Ann’s collaborator piece by piece productions. 

BWW Review: MY JOY IS HEAVY! by The Bengsons from Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: MY JOY IS HEAVY! by The Bengsons from Arena Stage
by Roger Catlin - Mar 19, 2021

As we enter the second year of pandemic, theater companies have largely shifted from live performance spaces to film and video producers. When new work is offered, it streams online, often created by the artists themselves.

Arena Stage Announces 2021/22 Looking Forward Season Photo Arena Stage Announces 2021/22 Looking Forward Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2021

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces its robust lineup of digital programming for the 2021/22 Looking Forward Season. Following on the success of last year's virtual offerings, the upcoming season expands even further to reflect Arena's commitment of championing diverse voices, engaging audiences and producing compelling, dynamic work. As part of Arena's mission to serve artists and audiences on a national, regional and local scale, the 2021/22 Looking Forward Season is packed with ambitious new works.

Abigail and Shaun Bengson's THE KEEP GOING SONG to be Streamed on Broadway On Demand Photo Abigail and Shaun Bengson's THE KEEP GOING SONG to be Streamed on Broadway On Demand
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020

Broadway On Demand in association with the Actors Theatre of Louisville will present The Keep Going Song from indie-folk duo Abigail and Shaun Bengson (Hundred Days) beginning TODAY, Tuesday, December 8.

Photo Flash: Kokandy Productions Presents the Chicago Premiere of  HUNDRED DAYS Photo Photo Flash: Kokandy Productions Presents the Chicago Premiere of HUNDRED DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020

Kokandy Productions presents the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical Hundred Days, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher.

Kokandy Productions to Present the Chicago Premiere of HUNDRED DAYS at The Chopin The Photo Kokandy Productions to Present the Chicago Premiere of HUNDRED DAYS at The Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

Kokandy Productions has announced the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical Hundred Days, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher. Making its Chicago debut after successful runs at La Jolla Playhouse and New York Theatre Workshop, Hundred Days will be helmed by director/performer Lucky Stiff with music direction by Matthew Mu√Īiz and choreography by Collin Quinn Rice.

Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' HUNDRED DAYS Photo Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' HUNDRED DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical Hundred Days, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher.

The Umbrella Stage Company to Present Regional Premiere Of HUNDRED DAYS Photo The Umbrella Stage Company to Present Regional Premiere Of HUNDRED DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

This January 24-February 16, The Umbrella Stage Company - Greater Boston's newest professional theater -- will present the regional premiere of the exhilarating folk-punk musical, Hundred Days, by The Bengsons with a book by Sarah Gancher, and directed by Brian Boruta.

HIGH MAINTENANCE Returns to HBO on February 7 Photo HIGH MAINTENANCE Returns to HBO on February 7
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2019

The HBO comedy series HIGH MAINTENANCE, created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, returns for its nine-episode fourth season FRIDAY, FEB. 7 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). The critically acclaimed series uses The Guy (Sinclair), a marijuana dealer, to connect a variety of distinctly authentic, empathetic and insightful stories about the New York community, including his own. 

Raven Theatre Presents The Bengsons: A Benefit Concert Photo Raven Theatre Presents The Bengsons: A Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

Raven Theatre presents THE BENGSONS: A Benefit Concert on Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm on Raven's 85-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago.

Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Begins October 3 Photo Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Begins October 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019

Raven Theatre launches its 2019-20 season with the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. This warm and delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and reconnecting with what we've left behind. Casting will be announced shortly.

BWW Review: HUNDRED DAYS at the Adrienne Arsht Center Photo BWW Review: HUNDRED DAYS at the Adrienne Arsht Center
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - Apr 16, 2019

I dare you not to fall in love with Abigail Bengson. With her wild curls, quirky humor, pristine white jeweled dress and cowboy boats she stood on the stage and a light shined from inside her. As she sang, sometimes the sweetest sounds and other times wails of grief, she was mesmerizing. The only thing I was more captivated by then Abigail was Abigail and Shaun's love story. HUNDRED DAYS is the real life courtship of the Bengsons who married after three weeks of meeting each other and the rest is history. Although their love story is unconventional, the whirled wind romance felt relatable to anyone that has ever found their 'person'.

BWW Review: TECHNICAL QUIRKS CREATED MAGICAL NIGHT AT HUNDRED DAYS  at The Straz Cent Photo BWW Review: TECHNICAL QUIRKS CREATED MAGICAL NIGHT AT HUNDRED DAYS at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 24, 2019

On Tuesday night, despite a thirty-minute delay due to technical difficulties beyond the group's control, the enthusiasm of both audience and band members did not dampen. In tank top and jeans, Abigail Bengson approached the mic - that too was not working - and said "all our sh*t's broken" and magically, the mic boomed her voice over the audience as she, her husband Shaun took their seats on empty stools and were soon joined by the band.

BWW Previews: WHIRLWIND COURTSHIP SHOWCASED IN HUNDRED DAYS  at The Straz Center For  Photo BWW Previews: WHIRLWIND COURTSHIP SHOWCASED IN HUNDRED DAYS at The Straz Center For The Performing Art's Jaeb Theater
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 16, 2019

Imagine meeting the one you know in your heart is "the one" and a whirlwind courtship where you are married three short weeks later. Written by Abigail Bengson, Shaun Bengson and Sarah Gancher, "HUNDRED DAYS" tells the story of how the Begsons, a musician couple, would embrace life if gifted with only HUNDRED DAYS.

HUNDRED DAYS From The Bengsons On CD Today With Tour Stops In 2019 Photo HUNDRED DAYS From The Bengsons On CD Today With Tour Stops In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced the release of Hundred Days, the original cast recording of the critically acclaimed new musical, on CD in stores and online today, Friday, November 30. The unique album was recorded with a live studio audience that captures the excitement and emotion of the original production. It was released in streaming and digital formats earlier this season. Hundred Days features a book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and was directed by Anne Kauffman with movement direction by Sonya Tayeh. The show earned 2018 Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award nominations for "Outstanding Musical." To order the album, please visit: smarturl.it/hundreddays

Review Roundup: HUNDRED DAYS at La Jolla Playhouse Photo Review Roundup: HUNDRED DAYS at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse 's Hundred Days is now on stage! The production has a book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, music and lyrics by The Bengsons, is directed by Anne Kauffman, with movement direction by Sonya Tayeh. Nominated for a 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Hundred Days runs in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum through October 21.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At HUNDRED DAYS at La Jolla Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At HUNDRED DAYS at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse 's Hundred Days is now on stage! The production has a book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, music and lyrics by The Bengsons, is directed by Anne Kauffman, with movement direction by Sonya Tayeh. Nominated for a 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Hundred Days runs in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum through October 21. Get a first look below!

HUNDRED DAYS Cast Album is Available Today From Ghostlight Records Photo HUNDRED DAYS Cast Album is Available Today From Ghostlight Records
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Today, Ghostlight Records releases Hundred Days, the original cast recording of the critically-acclaimed new musical, in streaming and digital formats today, Friday, September 21.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At La Jolla Playhouse's HUNDRED DAYS Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At La Jolla Playhouse's HUNDRED DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for Hundred Days, book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Anne Kauffman, with movement direction by Sonya Tayeh. Nominated for a 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Hundred Days runs in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum September 22 - October 21.

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