Sheik and Pritchard to Perform in Westport Nov. 14

News   Sheik and Pritchard to Perform in Westport Nov. 14 Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik will perform in concert at the Westport Country Playhouse Nov. 14.

Lauren Pritchard in Spring Awakening.
Lauren Pritchard in Spring Awakening. Photo by Joan Marcus

The 8 PM concert is part of Sheik's latest concert tour, which features original Spring Awakening cast member Lauren Pritchard. Prior to the Westport engagement, Sheik and Pritchard will perform at New York's Town Hall on Nov. 13.

The concerts offer songs from Spring Awakening, as well as Sheik's upcoming theatre projects. Along with Spring Awakening co-creator Steven Sater, Sheik is at work on the musicals The Nightingale and Nero. Sheik is also penning the musical stage project Whisper House, which will coincide with an album of the same title.

In addition to his theatrical endeavors, Sheik is slated to perform songs from his recording career, including the hit single "Barely Breathing." His albums include his self-titled 1996 debut as well as "Humming," "Phantom Moon," Daylight" and "White Limousine." Sheik has scored the films "A Home at the End of the World" and "The Cake Eaters."

Pritchard, who originated the role of the free-spirited Ilse in Spring Awakening, departed the Broadway production in February to record her forthcoming album for Sony/BMG Records. Spring Awakening marked the Broadway debut of the smoky, soulful-voiced Tennessee native.

Tickets, priced $30-$50, are available by calling (203) 227-4177 or by visiting www.westportplayhouse.org.

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