William Finn Revue Elegies Opens at Lincoln Center March 24

News   William Finn Revue Elegies Opens at Lincoln Center March 24 Elegies, the new revue of William Finn tunes that began its Lincoln Center Theater run March 2 will only stay around 'til the end of the month, will, despite its short stay, enjoy an opening night: March 24.
Betty Buckley in William Finn's Elegies.
Betty Buckley in William Finn's Elegies. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

The cast of five features Christian Borle, Betty Buckley, Carolee Carmello, Michael Rupert and Keith Byron Kirk. Graciela Daniele is the director, with musical direction by Vadim Feichtner and vocal arrangements by Gihieh Lee.

The show, termed a "song cycle," plays Sundays and Mondays in the Mitzi Newhouse Theater through March 30, performing on the set of Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme during that show's dark nights.

Among the songs heard at various performances (the selections change from night to night) are such quirky titles as "Mister Choi & Madame G," "Mark's All-Male Thanksgiving," "Joe Papp," "The Ballad of Jack Eric Williams (and other 3-named composers)" and "My Dogs."

Finn is best known for two musicals: Falsettos, which ran on Broadway, and A New Brain, which played the Newhouse in 1998. Falsettos, an amalgamation of the musicals, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, starred Carmello in its Broadway incarnation. Since then, the actress has appeared in A Class Act and Parade.

Buckley's last New York stage performance was in Nicky Silver's The Eros Trilogy at the Vineyard Theatre. She's better known for her Broadway musicals, including The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cats and Sunset Boulevard.

In addition to Falsettos, Rupert has appeared in Mail and Putting It Together.

Finn's latest project was Infinite Joy, a cabaret retrospective of his work which played at Joe's Pub and starred himself and a variety of performers. Also on Finn's shelf is a musical version of The Royal Family.

For tickets, call Tele-Charge at (212) 239-6200 ot visit online at http://www.lct.org.

Michael Rupert in William Finn's <i>Elegies</i>.
Michael Rupert in William Finn's Elegies. (Photo by Joan Marcus)