Tony Winner Cerveris Will Join The Lisps for Futurity Musical Workshops

News   Tony Winner Cerveris Will Join The Lisps for Futurity Musical Workshops Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris will join the Brooklyn-based band The Lisps for public workshop presentations of their sci-fi Civil War musical Futurity at HERE Arts Center beginning April 15.
Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris Photo by Joan Marcus

Originally presented in sold-out shows at the Zipper Factory and Joe's Pub in 2009, Futurity has music and lyrics by The Lisps' César Alvarez and a book by Molly Rice and Alvarez. Meghan Finn will direct the readings that features Lisps musicians Alvarez, Eric Farber and Sammy Tunis, as well as Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, In the Next Room), Chelsey Donn, Maya Ferrara, Grant O’Brien, Aaron Schroeder, Ben Simon, Caroline Tamas, Jillian Tully and Lorenzo Wolff.

Futurity, according to press notes, "tells the story of Julian Munro, a young Union Soldier in the Civil War who is an aspiring inventor and science fiction visionary. Together with his brilliant mentor, the famous metaphysician Ada Lovelace, Julian escapes the horrors and monotony of his daily life by dreaming up a high-tech dystopian future. In their far-fetched visions they devise an omnipotent steam-powered artificial intelligence that is destined to end war and all of humanity’s miseries."

Production and graphic design is by Emily Orling, and costume design is by Normandy Sherwood.

Performances will be April 15 at 7 PM and April 16 at 7 PM and 11 PM. For tickets visit HERE. HERE Arts Center is located at 145 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan.

Visit FuturitytheMusical.

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