|Photo by Lee Cherry|
Performances begin Oct. 3, prior to an official opening Oct. 9, and continue through Oct. 20.
Directed by Michael Unger, the cast features Jack Noseworthy (Sweet Smell of Success, "Killing Kennedy"), Karron Graves (Coram Boy), James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors), Antoinette LaVecchia (A View from the Bridge) and Michael Sean McGuinness (The Three Sisters).
"Elliot Leeds is dead — or is he? A pioneering software mogul, Elliot makes headlines one last time when his private jet plunges into the Pacific," press notes state. "Three months later, his grief-stricken widow discovers Elliot's greatest creation: A virtual-reality simulation of himself that he masterminded before his demise. Programmed with the most advanced artificial intelligence, thousands of hours of his recorded thoughts and speech and a digital re-creation of his face and body, 'Elliot 2.0' is a talking, thinking, virtual soul. Powered by a network of supercomputers housed in secret underground vaults, Elliot can answer questions, hold conversations and even share memories. Begging the question: Is Elliot really dead?"
The creative team includes Kris Stone (scenic design), Herrick Goldman (lighting design), Victoria Delorio (composer/sound design), Kristin Fiebig (costume design) and David Bengali (media/projection design). The production stage manager is Alison Hassman.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or visiting 59e59.org.