Eddie Korbich, seen on Broadway in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and The Little Mermaid, will star as German opera composer Richard Wagner in a new comedy by Allan Leicht that will debut Off-Broadway this fall.
The world premiere of Leicht's My Parsifal Conductor, directed by Robert Kalfin, will play the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA beginning September 25.
In My Parsifal Conductor, Wagner and his wife Cosima find themselves in a moral, political, and musical dilemma when King Ludwig II of Bavaria insists that Hermann Levi, the son of a rabbi, conduct Wagner’s final masterpiece, Parsifal. Inspired by real-life events, the new play sees Cosima and Wagner try to control their anti-Semitic views in the face of this new collaboration.
The production will officially open October 11 and is scheduled to play a limited engagement through November 3.
The cast of My Parsifal Conductor will also feature Claire Brownwell (The 39 Steps) as Cosima, Geoffrey Cantor (Side Man) as Levi, Carlo Bosticco (La Bohème) as Ludwig, Logan James Hall (Venus In Fur) as Nietzsche, Alison Cimmet (Amelie) as Dora, and Jazmin Gorsline (Love Never Dies) as Carrie/Sophie.
The world premiere will feature set design by Harry Feiner, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hect, lighting design by Paul Hudson, sound design by Andy Evan Cohen, and projection design by Tim Donovan/Bravo Media. The Directors Company (Artistic Director Michael Parva and Producing Director Leah Michalos) produces, by special arrangement with Ted Snowdon.
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