Ben Whishaw and Renée Fleming Will Be Part of The Shed’s Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

Off-Broadway News   Ben Whishaw and Renée Fleming Will Be Part of The Shed’s Norma Jeane Baker of Troy
Anne Carson’s performance piece will make its debut at the new arts center in spring 2019.
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The Shed—the arts center combining performing and visual arts that will open next year, will present Norma Jeane Baker of Troy in spring 2019, according to the company's official website.

Renée Fleming Marc J. Franklin

Partly spoken and partly sung, the new performance piece, commissioned from poet, essayist, and scholar Anne Carson, is based on Euripides’ Greek tragedy of Helen.

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy was written for actor Ben Whishaw (Bright Star; Mary Poppins Returns; Skyfall; Broadway’s The Crucible), with Tony-nominated soprano Renée Fleming (Carousel, Living on Love).

The production will be staged by Katie Mitchell (National Theatre’s The Seagull, Royal Court Theatre’s Anatomy of a Suicide) with music by Paul Clark (co-founder of Clod Ensemble).

Read: 52 Emerging NYC Artists Chosen for The Shed’s Inaugural Open Call Program

Also on the creative team are Alex Eales, Sussie Juhlin-Wallén, and Donato Wharton.

Dates and ticket information will be announced at a later time.

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