Soho Playhouse to Reopen with Uncles Jacques' Symphony

News   Soho Playhouse to Reopen with Uncles Jacques' Symphony The newly renovated and refurbished Soho Playhouse will open with Uncle Jacques' Symphony, which begins performances Oct. 19 prior to an official opening Oct. 28.

First presented at London's Hackney Playhouse, Symphony is written and performed by Dominic Hoffman and features original music by Billy Mitchell. Jon Zimmerman and Darren Lee Cole are producers of the New York run. Uncles Jacques' Symphony, according to production notes, "begins with the introduction of Jacques Hoffman, a 'hip cat with fast hands on the music scene in 1950's Chicago.' A jazz drummer that had to wrench himself away from club dates and late nights in order to enter [the 9 to 5 world]. The change tore the music out of Jacques' soul [so] he built a symphony out of the people in his life. . . .This is a play about seven of these very diverse human beings who all shared the friendship of Jacques Hoffman."

Symphony will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees Saturdays at 3 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are priced $30 (previews) and $35-$48 (after the show opens). For reservations, call (212) 691-1555. Soho Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street, between Sixth Avenue and Varick Street.

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