Michael Cerveris to Sing in Futurity Musical Concert at Ars Nova

News   Michael Cerveris to Sing in Futurity Musical Concert at Ars Nova Tony Award-winning actor Michael Cerveris will lead a concert presentation of the new musical Futurity as part of Ars Nova's Music Marathon closing night July 24.

Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris Photo by Joan Marcus

Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, Tommy) appeared in earlier workshops of the sci-fi Civil War musical created by the Brooklyn-based band The Lisps.

Futurity has music and lyrics by The Lisps' César Alvarez and a book by Molly Rice and Alvarez. The presentation will also feature cast members Maya Ferrara, Chelsey Donn, Grant O'Brien and Jillian Tully.

The musical "tells the story of Julian Munro, a young Union Soldier in the Civil War who is an aspiring inventor and science fiction visionary. Together with his brilliant mentor, the famous metaphysician Ada Lovelace, Julian escapes the horrors and monotony of his daily life by dreaming up a high-tech dystopian future. In their far-fetched visions they devise an omnipotent steam-powered artificial intelligence that is destined to end war and all of humanity’s miseries."

Opening the final concert at 8 PM will be Cynthia Hopkins performing from The Truth: A Tragedy.

For tickets, priced $10, visit ArsNova. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

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