PHOTO CALL: The Blue Flower, With Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Teal Wicks, Plays Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: The Blue Flower, With Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Teal Wicks, Plays Off-Broadway
 
The Blue Flower, the new musical about artists and thinkers in the first part of the 20th century, began previews Oct. 14 at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre. The cast includes Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Graham Rowat, Teal Wicks and more. Read

Written by Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer, with choreography by Chase Brock and direction by Will Pomerantz, the show plays Second Stage's home on West 43rd Street. Pomerantz directed the multimedia-enhanced work when it was seen at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, in 2010. The piece was previously presented in a developmental run by the Prospect Theatre Company in New York in 2008.

Here is a first look:

"Spanning two continents and half a century, The Blue Flower explores the romantic and tumultuous relationships between four young friends — three artists and a scientist — as they create a world of art, revolution, and passion amidst the turbulence and destruction of the World Wars," according to Second Stage.

The earlier A.R.T. production was described at the time as a fusion of Weimar cabaret and country-western music inspired by the historical figures Max Beckmann, Franz Marc, Hannah Hoech and Marie Curie. 

The full cast at Second Stage includes Arcelus (Elf, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Happiness), Kudisch (a three-time Tony Award nominee for 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Meghan McGeary (The Blue Flower at A.R.T.), Joseph Medeiros (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Julia Osborne (national tour of South Pacific), Rowat (Guys and Dolls, LoveMusik, Beauty and the Beast, Barrington's The Game), Aaron Serotsky (August: Osage County) and Wicks (Elphaba in Wicked).

The Blue Flower features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Ann Hould-Ward; lighting design by Donald Holder; sound design by Dan Moses Schreier; and projection design by Aaron Rhyne. The musical director is Dominick Amendum. The limited engagement plays to Nov. 27 on the following schedule: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

For tickets or more information, visit www.2ST.com.

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