Part of Lincoln Center's "New Vision" series, Muse will feature the talents of renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl and actress Laila Robins with Crawford Young on the lute and Stacey Shames on the harp. The new music-theatre work, co-commissioned by Lincoln Center and London's Barbican Centre, will be presented at 8 PM on Jan. 26, 28 and 29, 2005. The Renaissance Muse, according to production notes, "weaves together poetry and prose about love, found and lost, from English writers Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Sir Thomas Wyatt and others, with English folk songs and The Renaissance art songs by composers who include John Dowland and Thomas Campion." A post-performance discussion on Jan. 28 will feature director Lamos and countertenor Scholl.
On Broadway Mark Lamos has directed The Rivals, The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm, The Deep Blue Sea and Our Country's Good, earning a Tony nomination for his work on the latter. Actress Laila Robins has been seen on Broadway in Frozen, The Herbal Bed and The Real Thing.
The John Jay College Theater is located on Amsterdam Avenue, between 58th and 59th Streets. Tickets, priced at $42, are available by calling (212) 721-6500 or by visiting www.lincolncenter.org.