Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See Will Play Limited NYC Return Engagement
By Adam Hetrick
Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See, the complex and dramatically refracted musical based on the writing of Ryunosuke Akutagawa that premiered at the Public Theater in 2005, will return to New York for a limited presentation at the Producers Club in October.
Directed and choreographed by Jason Wise (Showgirls The Musical, Bayside), See What I Wanna See will be staged Oct. 2-5 at the Producers Club's Royale Theatre. It has musical direction by Brandon Magid and is produced by Colbylocks Productions.
Featured in the production are Ben Liebert (Wicked) as the Janitor/Priest, Brian Bailey (Cats, The Wizard of Oz) as the Medium/Aunt Monica, Parker Krug (Rent Boy: The Musical) as Morito/Husband/CPA, Nate Suggs (Beauty & The Beast) as the Thief/Reporter and Colby Levin (Seussical) as Kesa/Wife/Actress.
The staging promises new and unexpected elements, including silk work.
According to press notes, the three-part musical "explores lust, greed, murder and redemption. An innocent bystander, a cunning thief, a flirtatious wife, a psychic, even the ghost of a murdered man are all caught in a web of deciet, where everyone's truth may be a lie."
LaChiusa is a five-time Tony Award nominee. His works also include Giant, Marie Christine, Hello Again, Queen of the Mist, Bernarda Alba, The Wild Party, First Lady Suite and others.
For tickets, visit Smarttix.com. The Producers Club is located at 358 West 44th Street.
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