A Man's A Man, Starring Justin Vivian Bond and Featuring New Songs by Duncan Sheik, Begins Performances at CSC Jan. 10

Performances of Bertolt Brecht's farce A Man's A Man begin Jan. 10, 2014, at Classic Stage Company, prior to an official opening Jan. 30. 

Justin Vivian Bond
Justin Vivian Bond (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Directed by Brian Kulick, A Man's A Man stars 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 production will continue through Feb. 16.

The production also features 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 boasts 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.