Featuring music and lyrics by Almond, Kansas City Choir Boy is characterized as a "love song for the computer age and a product of the 24-hour news cycle that feeds on the stories of the anonymous 'missing.'" Kevin Newbury directs.
The A.R.T. engagement runs through Oct. 10 with a West Coast run to follow at the Kirk Douglas Theatre Oct. 15-Nov. 8.
Love makes her musical theatre debut with Kansas City Choir Boy. She is known as the frontwoman to the alt-rock band Hole and as the former wife of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. As an actress, Love has appeared in "Sons of Anarchy," "The People vs. Larry Flynt" and the new Fox series "Empire."
Here's how it's billed: "A mystery told through flashbacks, the show tells the story of two lovers in small town America who separate when one goes in search of destiny and then disappears. Borrowing themes from ancient myth, Kansas City Choir Boy is a love song for the computer age and a product of the 24-hour news cycle that feeds on the stories of the anonymous 'missing.'"
The production has set design by Vita Tzykun and Clark Parkan, costume design by Paul Carey, sound design by Brandon Wolcott, video design by Darrel Maloney and choreography by Sam Pinkleton. David Bloom is music director.
Almond has penned A Separate Piece, Melancholy Play, On the Levee, Girlfriend, People Like Us, Kansas City Choir Boy, Ahraihsak and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, which premiered at Yale Rep. He has appeared at 54 Below with Sherie Rene Scott in their collaboration Piece of Meat. Almond has also collaborated with Lear deBessonet on The Tempest and The Winter's Tale in Central Park. His albums "Mexico City" and "Memorial Day" are currently available.