Ars Nova Announces Musical-Driven New Season

News   Ars Nova Announces Musical-Driven New Season
The Off-Broadway company behind shows like The Great Comet will present three world-premiere musical works.

Ars Nova, which has garnered a reputation for producing innovative new works like Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, has announced its 2017-18 season. The slate will feature a world-premiere new play with songs by Rachel Bonds and The Bengsons, a new immersive musical piece conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim, and another world-premiere musical by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher.

Anne Kauffman
Anne Kauffman

The season will kick off in March 2017 with Sundown, Yellow Moon, a play with songs by Rachel Bonds, featuring music and lyrics by indie-rock duo The Bengsons. The play is directed by Anne Kauffman and is a co-production with Women’s Project Theater. Performances will take place at WP’s home, the McGinn/Cazale Theater. Dates will be announced soon.

Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Kauffman will also direct The Lucky Ones, a musical slated for production in spring 2018. The new work will feature music and lyrics by The Bengsons, a book by Gancher, and choreography by Sonya Tayeh. The venue will be announced at a later date.

In fall 2017, Ars Nova will present Kpop, a world-premiere immersive new musical created by immersive theatre group Woodshed Collective and Korean-born dramatist Kim. The show, directed by Woodshed artistic director Teddy Bergman, will feature a book by Kim, music and lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon, and choreography by Jennifer Weber. The production will be presented in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company and Woodshed Collective at Ars Nova and the A.R.T./New York theatres. Dates will be announced soon.

More details on all three shows will also be announced at a later date. Its annual festival of All New Talent, ANT Fest, will be presented June 5–30, 2017, and will showcase hybrid, genre-defining theatrical pieces.

Mighty Nova ticket packages for the 2017-18 line-up are now on sale and start at $120, or $7 per month. Single tickets will go on sale January 17. For more information visit

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