Folk-rock musical 1969: The Second Man concludes its limited engagement at the Fourth Street Theatre September 8 as part of New York Theatre Workshop's ongoing Next Door series. Featuring a six-piece band, the show tells the story of Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon.
1969: The Second Man is created by and features music and lyrics by Jacob Brandt. The musical features a book by Dan Giles, direction by Jaki Bradley, and is produced by Madeleine Foster Bersin.
"I’m passionate about theatre that uses music in unconventional ways to drive a story," Brandt told Playbill. And that his newest work, 1969: The Second Man, "examines the fine line between American exceptionalism and individual achievement."
See Brandt, along with cast members Tony Aidan Vo, Paris Ellsworth, and Maya Sharpe perform “Stuff Up Here” from the musical in the video above.
Performances of 1969: The Second Man began August 24. Lizzie Hagstedt and Angel Lin complete the cast.
For more information visit 1969thesecondman.com.