The Gorey Details, the musical concoction that reintroduces theatre audiences to the macabre and darkly funny work of writer-artist Edward Gorey, will be put to rest Off Broadway Dec. 10, after two months of performances.
Previews for the collection of Gorey pieces began Oct. 3 at the Century Center. Official opening was Oct. 16. The show, drawn from the macabre pen-and-ink drawings of late artist Gorey, is produced by Ken Hoyt and Kevin McDermott.
The cast of unknowns includes Alison Crowley, Allison DeSalvo, Matt Kuehl, Liza Shaller, Clare Stollak, Daniel Levine, Kevin McDermott, Ben Nordstrum and Christopher Youngsman.
Gorey died April 15, 2000, at age 75. During his lifetime, he inspired many a theatrical venture, from the Tony Award winning 1977 Broadway production of Dracula, which Gorey designed, to Off Broadway's Amphigorey in 1994. Gorey Details has been in development for several years, tested on such stages as Provincetown Repertory Theatre and American Repertory Theatre, and now features the work of composer Peter Matz. A constant throughout its many versions has been director and choreographer Daniel Levans. Levans is familiar with Gorey's work, having brought Amphigorey to the stage.