Advance Release of New Song by Duncan Sheik, Written for A Man's A Man, Featured on Classic Stage Company Website

By Carey Purcell
08 Jan 2014

Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik

"Herr Bertolt Brecht," a new song by Duncan Sheik that will be featured in the upcoming production of A Man's A Man, has been released on the Classic Stage Company's website.

Previews of Bertolt Brecht's farce begin Jan. 10, prior to an official opening Jan. 30. A Man's A Man continues through Feb. 16.

The production, which will be directed by Brian Kulick, will star avant-garde performance artist Justin Vivian Bond (Kiki and Herb Alive On Broadway, Jukebox Jackie: Snatches of Jackie Curtis) as canteen proprietress Leokadia Begbick (a role originated by Brecht's wife Helene Weigel).

The song can be heard by visiting classicstage.org/blog/2014/01/07/mans_track/.



A Man's A Man will also feature Jason Babinsky (The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Ghost) as Polly Baker, Bill Buell (Cyrano de Bergerac, Equus) as Jeraiah Jip, Gibson Frazier (Mr. Burns, The Internationalist) as Galy Gay, Martin Moran (The Cradle Will Rock, Three Kinds of Exile) as Uriah Shelley, Steven Skybell (Pal Joey, Wicked) as Jesse Mahoney, Tony winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, A View from the Bridge) as Bloody Five, Ching Valdes-Aran (The Wild Party, Macbeth) as Mr. Wang and Allan K. Washington (Lost in the Stars, The Music Man) in the Ensemble.

Here's how the show is described: "In this early knockabout, anti-just-about-everything farce by Brecht, innocent dockworker Galy Gay in British Colonial India is rather unorthodoxly enlisted into Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, where he is 'dismantled like a car' and then reassembled into the ultimate fighting machine."

A Man's A Man will boast a new score and songs by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening, The Caucasian Chalk Circle). The creative team includes scenic design by Paul Steinberg, costume design by Gabriel Berry, lighting design by Justin Townsend and sound design by Matt Kraus.

Tickets and more information are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or visiting classicstage.org.