Andy Warhol Musical POP! to Play Yale Repertory Theatre; Brokaw Directs

By Andrew Gans
July 16, 2009

POP!, a new musical about Andy Warhol that was seen at the Yale Institute for Music Theatre in June, will receive its world premiere production this fall at the Yale Repertory Theatre.

POP! will play the New Haven, CT, venue Nov. 27-Dec. 19 with an official opening Dec. 3. Mark Brokaw will direct.

The new musical features book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs.

POP!, according to Yale press notes, is described as such: "Who shot Andy Warhol? The fabulous drag queen Candy Darling hosts a happening whodunit musical in which the famous—and infamous—denizens of Warhol's legendary Factory all have motives to pull the trigger. But the pop art icon unravels an even bigger mystery as he confronts not only the prime suspects, but also his art and his own greatest creation: himself."

Casting has yet to be announced.

Yale Rep season will also include Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, directed by Evan Yionoulis (Sept. 18-Oct. 10); Danai Gurira's Eclipsed, directed by Liesl Tommy (Oct. 23-Nov. 14); Rinne Groff's Compulsion, directed by Oskar Eustis (Feb. 5-27, 2010); Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, adapted by Constance Congdon and directed by Christopher Bayes (March 12-April 3, 2010); and Bernard-Marie Koltès Battle of Black and Dogs, translated by Michaël Attias and directed by Robert Woodruff (April 16-May 8, 2010).

For more information visit www.yalerep.org or call (203) 432-1234 or by visiting the. Yale Rep box office is located at 1120 Chapel Street.