Priscilla Lopez, best known for singing "Nothing" in the original cast of A Chorus Line, returns to the New York stage in Janusz Glowacki's black comedy, Antigone in New York, which re-sets Sophocles' drama about secular vs divine law to inner-city America.
Instead of trying to bury her ostracized brother against the state's wishes as in the original, an advocate for the homeless tries to bury a homeless man in a public park. Both versions of the play pit individual conscience against the demands of society's law.
Lopez, who won the Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for A Day in Hollywood/ A Night in the Ukraine, plays the title role.
Glowacki also wrote Hunting Cockroaches and Cinders.
Antigone in New York begins previews April 10 at the Vineyard Theatre off-Broadway, and opens April 23. The play was produced previously at Arena Stage in Washington DC and Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. It was chosen as one of the ten best plays of 1994 by Time magazine.
Tickets cost $25. For information: (212) 353-3874.