Grammy Winner Loudon Wainwright III Pays Tribute to His Dad in Surviving Twin

News   Grammy Winner Loudon Wainwright III Pays Tribute to His Dad in Surviving Twin
 
The Greenwich Village venue SubCulture will present the New York premiere of Surviving Twin, written and performed by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III. In the show, he combines his own songs with spoken-word extracts from his late father's columns written for Life magazine.

The concert-style theatrical piece, which explores issues of fatherhood, mortality, self-identity, fashion and loss, is directed by Daniel Stern and will run June 3-24. An official opening night is slated for June 10.

Wainwright's father, Loudon Wainwright Jr., wrote a popular column for Life Magazine throughout the 60's, 70's and 80's titled "The View From Here." Billed as a posthumous collaboration with his father, Wainwright's Surviving Twin draws from these writings, weaving with his own music and generations of photographs and films projected on stage.

Surviving Twin received its world premiere in 2013 at Playmakers Rep in North Carolina, where it was directed by producing artistic director Joseph Haj.

Wainwright has recorded 26 studio albums, with "High Wide & Handsome" winning a Grammy in 2010. In 2015 he was awarded BBC 2’s Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting. Also an actor, he has appeared on Broadway in Pump Boys and Dinettes. He has appeared on TV in "M.A.S.H," "Ally McBeal" and "Parks and Recreation." His film credits include "Big Fish" and "The Aviator."

SubCulture is located at 45 Bleecker St., New York. For more information visit SubCultureNewYork or phone (212) 533-5470.

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