PHOTO CALL: Kacie Sheik, Stanley Bahorek and More Star in New Musical February House at the Public

By Krissie Fullerton
May 22, 2012

February House, the new musical by Gabriel Kahane and Seth Bockley that centers around the bohemian residents of the Brooklyn Heights address of 7 Middagh Street, officially opens Off-Broadway May 22 at the Public Theater after previews beginning May 8.

Davis McCallum directs the musical that features Julian Fleisher as George Davis, who helped found the commune known as February House, at 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights, Stanley Bahorek (Spelling Bee, See Rock City) as Benjamin Britten with Kacie Sheik (Hair) as Gypsy Rose Lee, Erik Lochtefeld (Metamorphoses, Candide) as W.H. Auden and Kristen Sieh (Gatz, "Boardwalk Empire") as Carson McCullers, Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town, The Green Bird) as Peter Pears, Ken Clark (La Cage aux Folles) as Reeves McCullers, Stephanie Hayes (Eurydice) as Erika Mann and A.J. Shively (La Cage aux Folles) as Chester Kallman.

Here's how the creators bill February House: "Bringing together some of the greatest and most colorful minds of a generation, including W.H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Benjamin Britten, and Gypsy Rose Lee, George Davis tries to create his own utopia in a small house in Brooklyn Heights in the 1940s. The artists discover new ideas exploding at every turn as they find love, friendship and their own artistic voices in a time of war."

Here's a look at the production:



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Kacie Sheik and Julian Fleisher
Photo by Joan Marcus



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