Directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, co-conceived by Wayne Barker (musical director), Lamos and Deborah Grace Winer, Sing for Your Shakespeare is based on a concert originally created for the 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series. It runs through June 22.
Featuring choreography by Dan Knechtges, the production team includes Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Candice Donnelly (costume design), Robert Wierzel (lighting design) and Domonic Sack (sound design).
Here's how Westport bills the 90-minute evening: "With selections from Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story, and Rodgers and Hart's The Boys from Syracuse, as well as numbers by Duke Ellington, Frank Loesser, and others, the production explores how the American Songbook has been inspired for decades by Shakespeare's works."
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.