By Andrew Gans
22 May 2014
Directed by Bergur Þór Ingólfsson with choreography Lee Proud and music direction by Stefán Örn Gunnlaugsson, the production will officially open Off-Broadway Aug. 13.
The cast will be headed by Tony winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle with Michael Biren, Patrick Boll, Zach Cossman, Karli DiNardo, Danielle Kelsey, Graydon Long, Brad Nacht, Josh Sassanella, Marrick Smith and Jesse Wildman.
Revolution, according to press notes, is a "sonic journey through the rise and fall of Elbowville (a small community within Ragnar Agnarsson’s body), where a love triangle develops, shaking Elbowville to its core. The creation of a 'prosperity machine' ultimately contributes to shattering the peace in the sweet little community. How does the pragmatic, highly sexual (and possibly slightly evil) Mayor Manuela (Cady Huffman) deal with the crisis? The prosperity machine does indeed create wealth for the Elbowvillians, but can the good times last and at what cost?"
Creator Ívar Páll Jónsson is an Icelandic songwriter whose collaborations with other Icelandic artists culminated in the concept album for Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter and this world-premiere production.
Director Bergur Þór Ingólfsson directed the Disney/Cameron Mackintosh production of Mary Poppins at the Reykjavík City Theater.
Revolution is being produced Off-Broadway by Karl Pétur Jónsson/Revolution Productions and Theater Mogul.
The playing schedule will be Mondays at 7 PM, Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8 PM and Saturdays at 4 and 8 PM.