Gavin Creel Will Star in Sater-Tankian Musical Prometheus Bound at A.R.T.

News   Gavin Creel Will Star in Sater-Tankian Musical Prometheus Bound at A.R.T. Two-time Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel will star as the titan Prometheus in the American Repertory Theater world-premiere musical Prometheus Bound, penned by Tony Award winner Steven Sater and rock musician Serj Tankian.

Gavin Creel
Gavin Creel

Scheduled to run Feb. 25-April 2, Prometheus Bound will reunite Creel (Hair, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mary Poppins) with his Tony Award-nominated Hair director Diane Paulus, who will stage the political rock musical in an immersive setting at A.R.T.'s nightclub venue Oberon.

Creel also participated in a December workshop of the musical. Additional casting will be revealed shortly.

Sater, the Tony Award-winning librettist and lyricist of Spring Awakening, adapted the Aeschylus play that will have music by System of a Down band member Tankian.

Prometheus Bound will have choreography by Stephen Petronio, set design by Riccardo Hernandez and sound design by Clive Goodwin.

According to A.R.T., "An outcry against tyranny, the new rock musical Prometheus Bound illustrates one man's struggle against the brute force of a ruthless dictator… This new musical is inspired by Aeschylus's ancient Greek tragedy about the suffering of Western civilization's first prisoner of conscience."

Creel made his Broadway debut at the age of 26, earning a Tony nomination for Thoroughly Modern Millie and received his second Tony nomination for his performance as Claude in the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair (a role he repeated in the West End transfer last season). He also appeared in the revival of La Cage aux Folles, as well as in the world premiere of Sondheim's Bounce and the London run of Mary Poppins in the role of cockney chimney sweep Bert.

For tickets visit AmericanRepertoryTheater. A.R.T. is located at 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA.

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