John Tiffany to Direct Theatrical Album The Ambassador at BAM

News   John Tiffany to Direct Theatrical Album The Ambassador at BAM
 
Tony Award-winning Once director John Tiffany will direct the New York premiere of singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane's The Ambassador, which will play a limited December engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Tiffany helms the theatrical song cycle that will run Dec. 10-13 in the Harvey Theatre. The production features set design by Tony Award winner Christine Jones (Spring Awakening, Queen of the Night, Theatre for One), lighting design by Jane Cox, video design by Josh Higgason and sound effects by Bart Fasbender.

Kahane's musical February House was presented at the Public Theater in 2012.

According to BAM, "In his latest work, The Ambassador, songwriter Gabriel Kahane draws inspiration from a multitude of sources to tell intimate, human stories set against the backdrop of Los Angeles architecture and popular culture. From Die Hard to the architecture of Richard Neutra and R.M. Schindler, from 'Blade Runner' to the fiction of James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler, and from fires, riots, and earthquakes to the many Americans who have looked to Southern California as a panacea, The Ambassador imagines a city explored through the lens of a dozen resonant Los Angeles street addresses. At once a theater piece, song cycle, and musical dreamscape, The Ambassador offers a personal exploration of a city as complex as it is misunderstood."

The Ambassador features Kahane (vocals, guitar, piano, Wurlitzer), Rob Moose (electric guitars), Casey Foubert (bass, electric guitars), Ted Poor (drums), Alex Sopp (vocals, keyboards, flutes), as well as string players Laura Lutzke, Nathan Schram and Gabriel Cabezas.

Beginning Oct. 31, Playbill.com will share an exclusive free download of "The Ambassador" for our readers.

For tickets, visit BAM.org.

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