The Bushwick Starr has announced that Dave Malloy's acclaimed chamber musical Ghost Quartet will be presented as a free outdoor concert at Bushwick's Maria Hernandez Park July 29 at 8 PM for one night only.
Malloy's Off-Broadway hit, a song cycle about love, death and whiskey, played extended and acclaimed engagements at the Starr and the McKittrick Hotel last year. Ghost Quartet is a theatrical presentation of chamber music ensemble Ghost Quartet's self-titled album. The show is staged in the round with the musicians seated among the audience, who are encouraged to participate. The piece is scored for four voices, cello, guitars, dulcimer, autoharp, piano, keyboards and percussion.
Ghost Quartet was developed with support from Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Bushwick Starr. The Brooklyn concert is presented as part of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment's inaugural series, Broadway in the Boros.
Malloy is a composer, writer and performer whose critically acclaimed electro-pop opera with Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, is set to make its Broadway debut this fall. He is the winner of two Obie Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award and a Jonathan Larson Grant. His other shows include Preludes; Black Wizard/Blue Wizard; All Hands; Three Pianos; Beardo; Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage; The Sewers; Sandwich; Clown Bible; and (The 99-cent) Miss Saigon.
See photos from the American Repertory Theater production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812: