Herringbone, With Tony Winner BD Wong, Plays NYC May 21-22; Performances Will Be Recorded

By Andrew Gans
21 May 2012

B.D. Wong
B.D. Wong
Photo by Craig Schwartz

The one-man musical Herringbone, starring Tony winner BD Wong and directed by stage and screen star and 2012 Tony nominee Roger Rees, plays Dixon Place May 21-22 at 7 PM.

The performances will be recorded for a future CD release.

Herringbone features a book by Tom Cone, music by Skip Kennon and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh. The musical, according to press notes, is described as such: "A ghost story with a vaudeville twist. A musical with a dash of murder. A one-man tour de force. When eight-year-old George discovers his gift for tap dancing, everyone wants a piece of him. As the adults around him exploit his talents, George finds himself in a profound supernatural struggle for control over body and soul."

Wong has headlined several productions of the musical, including the Williamstown Theatre Festival (2007), McCarter Theatre (2008) and La Jolla Playhouse (2009).



Reprising their work on this project from the other productions are Darren Lee (choreography), Dan Lipton (music direction), Scott Lehrer and Leon Rothenberg (sound design) and William Ivey Long (costumes).

B.D. Wong won Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards for his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly. He has also been seen on Broadway in Face Value; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and Pacific Overtures. His screen credits include "Law and Order: SVU," "Oz," "Jurassic Park," "The Freshman," "Father of the Bride," "Seven Years in Tibet" and "Mulan."

Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie St. (between Rivington and Delancey). Tickets and more information are available by visiting dixonplace.org or by calling (212) 219-0736.