Lea DeLaria, Michael Cunio, Celina Carvajal Join Gavin Creel in Prometheus Bound at A.R.T.

News   Lea DeLaria, Michael Cunio, Celina Carvajal Join Gavin Creel in Prometheus Bound at A.R.T. Complete casting has been announced for the world premiere of the Steven Sater-Serj Tankian musical Prometheus Bound, which will bow at the American Repertory Theater Feb. 25.

Celina Carvajal
Celina Carvajal

As previously announced, two-time Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel (Hair, Thoroughly Modern Millie) will star in the title role. Newly added are Lea DeLaria (On the Town) as Force, Michael Cunio (Jersey Boys) as Oceanos, Gabe Ebert as Hephaistos/Hermes, Uzo Aduba (Venice) as Io, Celina Carvajal (Rooms) and Ashley Flanagan as Daughters of the Ocean, and Jo Lampert (The Last Goodbye) as Daughter of the Ocean and Violence.

Tony Award-nominated Hair director Diane Paulus will stage the 80-minute political rock musical in an immersive setting at A.R.T.'s nightclub venue Oberon. Performances will run through April 2.

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

The on-stage band will include Charlie Chronopolous, Tom Duprey, David Finch, Jeff Muzerolle, Rob Simring and Vincent Padulla.

Prometheus Bound will have scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by Clive Goodwin. Choreography is by Stephen Petronio, with vocal arrangements by AnnMarie Milazzo, and music supervision by Debra Barsha and Lance Horne.

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."

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

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