The 6 PM event, which will also include Sundance Institute Theatre Program artistic director Philip Himberg and producing director Christopher Hibma, will precede an 8 PM performance of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. The musical was developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab.
Based on the 1907 novel "Israel Rank" by Roy Horniman, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder opened on Broadway Nov. 17 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Critics praised the musical that has a book by Freedman, music by Lutvak and lyrics by Freedman and Lutvak. Darko Tresnjak directs, and Peggy Hickey choreographs. It stars Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.