PHOTO CALL: A Glorious Opening Night

News   PHOTO CALL: A Glorious Opening Night Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's The Glorious Ones, the new musical following a commedia dell'arte troupe, opened Nov. 5 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center.
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According to LCT, The Glorious Ones is the "backstage story about the lives, loves, merriment and manipulations of a troupe of bawdy, witty improvising street performers — the commedia dell'arte actors of 16th-century Italy... It tells how the troupe came to be, in all its ragged, colorful glory, and how it captured the public's adoration for so long before losing the spotlight." The troupe's life and art are — like so many art forms throughout history — "cast aside in the wake of newer artistic fashion and changing morals." ***

At Left (From Top): Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens; Erin Davie and novelist Francine Prose; John Kassir; Julyana Soelistyo and director-choreographer Graciela Daniele; Charles Strouse and wife Barbara Siman; Ashley Morris; Ira Weitzman and William Finn.

Below: Jeremy Webb, Marc Kudisch and David Patrick Kelly at the opening night party for The Glorious One.

photos by Aubrey Reuben

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