Venice

An electrifying new musical, VENICE will ignite the stage with a fusion of musical styles from hip-hop and rock to soaring anthems of love and hope, tracing a young man's rise as he fights for what's right against a backdrop of deceit and sibling betrayal.  Part epic romance, part political tale, VENICE will transport you to a fallen city in the not-so-distant future where revolution is in the air, political structures are crumbling, and only the children of the city's fallen heroes can change the course of history.  If you dream of peace, follow us.  If you dream of freedom, follow us.  If you know these are not the same thing, well…are you ready?

Schedule

Public Theater [Anspacher Theater]

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
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by BWW Special Coverage - June 30, 2013
The Public Theater's new Public Lab musical VENICE, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock, directed by Eric Rosen, will end its extended run today, June 30th, 2013. Venice began performances on May 28th and was originally scheduled to close on June 23rd. Broadwayworld brings takes you through VENICE's journey off-Broadway below!
by Michael Dale - June 15, 2013
The argument for using the pop music method of 'slant rhyming' (frowned on by musical theatre lyricists as 'false rhyming' or using 'sound-a-likes') is that by not limiting lyricists to using perfect rhymes it greatly expands the number of ideas that can be expressed.  If that's so, the number of slant rhymes used in Venice, the new hip-hop/rock musical riff on Shakespeare's Othello, could potentially contain enough ideas to fill up a First Folio.
by Review Roundups - June 14, 2013
?Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Jennifer Broski - June 14, 2013
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) recently announced a one week extension today for the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice began performances on Tuesday, May 28 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, June 23. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, June 30. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2013
The Public Theater presents the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, and additional music by Curtis Moore. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run in The Public's Anspacher Theater through Sunday, June 23, with an official press opening tonight, June 13.
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2013
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) recently announced a one week extension today for the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice began performances on Tuesday, May 28 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, June 23. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, June 30. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of te cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - June 5, 2013
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced a one week extension today for the new Public Lab musical VENICE, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, VENICE began performances on Tuesday, May 28 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, June 23. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, June 30.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013
The Public Theater's new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, and additional music by Curtis Moore begins performances today. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run in The Public's Anspacher Theater beginning on Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2013
The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. BroadwayWorld visited the cast and creative team in rehearsal and you can catch a performance preview and a special interview with Claybourne Elder, who plays 'Michael Victor', below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2013
The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. BroadwayWorld visited the cast and creative team in rehearsal and you can catch a performance preview and a special interview with Haaz Sleiman, who plays 'Venice Monroe', below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2013
The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. BroadwayWorld visited the cast and creative team in rehearsal and you can catch a performance preview and a special interview with Jennifer Damiano, who plays 'Willow Turner', below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2013
The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. BroadwayWorld visited the cast and creative team in rehearsal and you can catch a performance preview and a special interview with Leslie Odom, Jr., who plays 'Markos Monroe', below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2013
The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. BroadwayWorld visited the cast and creative team in rehearsal and you can catch a performance preview and interviews with the creative team below!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013
The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical VENICE, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, VENICE will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. On Saturday, May 13 at Joe's Pub, the cast performed a sneak peek of songs from the musical and you can check out photos from the concert below!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013
Meet Matt Sax, a rising young star, who will be presenting his play Venice, May 28-June 23 at New York's acclaimed Public Theater, where Artistic Director Oskar Eustis considers Matt one of the voices of a new generation. Matt and his Venice co-stars will perform 5-6 songs in a special sneak-peak preview at 7:00 p.m. tonight, May 11th at Joe's Pub.
by BWW - May 10, 2013
BroadwayWorld recently got to chat with Claybourne Elder, who plays Michael Victor in the musical, about the show's unique sound, collaborating with his fellow castmates, upcoming projects, and so much more. Elder last appeared at The Public in Road Show and recently appeared on Broadway in Bonnie and Clyde. His additional Off-Broadway credits include One Arm, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk award.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013
Meet Matt Sax, a rising young star, who will be presenting his play Venice, May 28-June 23 at New York's acclaimed Public Theater, where Artistic Director Oskar Eustis considers Matt one of the voices of a new generation. Matt and his Venice co-stars will perform 5-6 songs in a special sneak-peak preview at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11th at Joe's Pub.
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2013
Eric Rosen (book and lyrics) and Matt Sax (music and lyrics) discuss the meaning of VENICE, the music, and the love story behind this New York Premiere Musical.
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2013
The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the new Public Lab musical VENICE, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, VENICE will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13.
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2013
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced casting today for the new Public Lab musical VENICE, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, and additional music by Curtis Moore. Directed by Eric Rosen, VENICE will run in The Public's Anspacher Theater beginning on Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13.