The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter and Michael Chase Gosselin, presents LUDO’s Broken Bride, a new rock opera that utilizes indie rock band LUDO’s entire discography, beginning August 2.
An expansion of LUDO’s original concept album Broken Bride, the new work is adapted by Stacey Weingarten with an additional story and arrangements by Dana Levinson. Performances take place at The Duke on 42nd Street through August 6; times vary.
“This is the epic tale of one man’s time-traveling journey from the Beginning of Time to the End of Time, all to save his true love’s life,” state production notes. The production features projections, dance, special effects and puppetry.
Donna Drake directs a cast of 14 that includes Spencer Clark, Carson Higgins, Larry Hamilton, Catherine Landeta, Melissa Hunter McCann, Gabrielle McClinton, Brendan Malafronte, Jamen Nathakumar, Jackson Perrin, Devin Richey, Brian Charles Rooney, Ashley Talluto, Michael Jayne Walker and Amy Whitcomb.
The NYMF staging marks the first full production following shorter presentations at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest and a concert version at the Cutting Room, among others.
The creative team includes choreographer Steven Blandino; music director Peter M. Hodgson; production designers Justin and Christopher Swader; costume designer Bree Perry; lighting designer Andrew Scharwath; sound designer Emilio Madrid-Kuser; projection designer Pauline Lu; puppet designer Sierra Schoening; and shadow and light effects designer Frankie Cordero.
(Updated August 2, 2016)