Lincoln Center's American Songbook series has revealed its 2024 season, which includes several offerings theatre fans will want to have on their radar.
An ASL staging of Jonathan Larson's Rent will come to the Rose Theatre April 1 via Deaf Broadway. The group's performances feature a full cast of Deaf performers from Broadway and Hollywood performing excerpts from musicals in ASL to a filmed performance. This Rent will be performed to the musical's original Broadway cast album and will feature dynamic English captions. The group has previously presented Company, Sweeney Todd, and Into the Woods.
The Cast Album Project will take over The Appel Room with a pair of performances April 7 and 8. The brainchild of composer Jeanine Tesori and director Anne Kauffman, the project looks to reconstruct the scores of "lost" musicals for concert performances that will be recorded and released as cast albums. The April performances will offer Diedre Murray and Cornelius Eady's Running Man, telling the story of the disappearance of a young Black man with jazz, opera, and chamber music. A Pulitzer finalist and Obie Award winner, the work premiered Off-Broadway in 1999 via Music-Theater Group.