Performances are under way at the Signature Theatre for the world premiere of Octet, a new musical from Tony-nominated composer Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812).
Annie Tippe directs a cast made up of Adam Bashian, Kim Blanck, Starr Busby, Alex Gibson, Justin Gregory Lopez, J.D. Mollison, Margo Seibert, Kuhoo Verma, Jonathan Christopher, and Nicole Weiss.
Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and a libretto inspired by Internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, Octet explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of 21st-century technology. Check out highlights from the production in the new video above.
The show, which will officially open May 16, is the Off-Broadway theatre's first-ever musical production. Performances are scheduled through June 16.