Tony Award winner Randy Graff, Tony nominees Liz Callaway and Malcolm Gets, and Amick Byram and Daniel Tatar will star in the Sept. 11 presentation of the William Finn revue at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. David Lee will direct the 8 PM performance.
Elegies, according to press notes, is a "heartfelt, often moving celebration of life. In songs about people who have departed this world, Finn writes about what made these people special, and illustrates why, as one of his songs puts it, 'life has infinite joys.'"
Elegies: A Song Cycle debuted at Lincoln Center's Mitzi Newhouse Theater in 2003. Fynsworth Alley released the original cast recording starring Michael Rupert, Keith Byron Kirk, Christian Borle, Betty Buckley and Carolee Carmello. It features such Finn titles as "Looking Up Quintet," "Mister Choi & Madame G," "Mark's All-Male Thanksgiving," "Only One," "Joe Papp," "Peggy Hewitt & Mysty Del Giorno," "Passover," "Infinite Joy," "The Ballad of Jack Eric Williams (and Other 3 Named Composers)," "Monica & Mark," "Anytime (I Am There)," "My Dogs," "14 Dwight Ave., Natick, Massachusetts," "When the Earth Stopped Turning," "Goodbye" and "Looking Up."
Tickets, priced at $60, are available by calling (310) 825-2101. Visit www.reprise.org for more information.
* The "Marvelous Musical Mondays" season will continue Feb. 5, 2007, with Baby and conclude May 14 with It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman.