Photo Flash: Get A First Look At HUNDRED DAYS at La Jolla Playhouse
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!
In addition to Abigail Bengson (vocals/guitar/floor tom) and Shaun Bengson (vocals/guitar/keys), the cast features Ashley Baier (drums/percussion), El Beh (cello), Barrie Lobo McLain (vocals/accordion/guitar) and Reggie D. White (vocals/keys), last seen at the Playhouse in The Last Tiger in Haiti.
The creative team includes Abigail and Shaun Bengson, Co-Music Directors; Kris Stone (Playhouse's Blood and Gifts), Co-Scenic Designer/Props Designer; Sydney Gallas, Costume Designer; Andrew Hungerford, Co-Scenic Designer/Lighting Designer; Nicholas Pope, Sound Designer; and Jamie Lynne Simons, Stage Manager.
Dubbed "a luminous musical memoir" and a Critic's Pick by The New York Times, Hundred Days is an exhilarating and heartrending autobiographical piece, written and performed by husband-and-wife team Abigail and Shaun Bengson, about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap, and loving as if you only had a hundred days to live. With their magnetic chemistry and unique musical style, The Bengsons explore the fundamental question of how to make the most of the time you have.
Hundred Days is presented by special arrangement with Erica Rotstein, Seaview Productions, Z Space and New York Theatre Workshop. The show was originally developed and produced by Z Space, Lisa Steindler, Artistic Director, and piece by piece productions/Wendy vanden Heuvel, and further developed and produced Off-Broadway by New York Theatre Workshop on December 4, 2017, Jim Nicola, Artistic Director, Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director.
La Jolla Playhouse is a place where artists and audiences come together to create what's new and next in the American theatre, from Tony Award-winning productions, to imaginative programs for young audiences, to interactive experiences outside our theatre walls. Currently led by 2017 Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Debby Buchholz, the Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer. Playhouse artists and audiences have taken part in the development of new plays and musicals, including mounting 95 world premieres, commissioning 50 new works, and sending 32 productions to Broadway, among them the currently-running hit musicals Come From Away and SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical - garnering a total of 38 Tony Awards, including the 1993 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.