Duncan Sheik Scores Masterson's "Cake Eaters" Film

News   Duncan Sheik Scores Masterson's "Cake Eaters" Film
Duncan Sheik, the composer of the acclaimed musical Spring Awakening, has composed the score for the film "The Cake Easters," the actress Mary Stuart Masterson's directorial debut, the New York Times reports.

According to IMDB, the film stars Aaron Stanford, Bruce Dern, Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Ashley, Thomas Cavanagh, Andrea Martin, Jesse L. Martin and Miriam Shor.

In addition to his five rock albums, Sheik composed the score for the film "A Home at the End of the World," which was produced by Spring Awakening producer Tom Hulce. Sheik's songs have also been heard on various soundtracks, including "Transamerica," "What a Girl Wants," "Great Expectations," "Three to Tango" and "Teaching Mrs. Tingle." Sheik composed original music for the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night and for The Golden Rooms of Nero at the Magic Theater in San Francisco.

Another of Sheik's upcoming projects is his next collaboration with Steven SaterSpring Awakening's book writer and lyricist — on The Nightingale, a musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic, which will premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in the fall of 2007.

Masterson received a Tony Award nomination for her role in the 2003 Broadway revival of Nine. Her other theatre credits include Lily Dale by Horton Foote, The Lucky Spot by Beth Henley and Three Sisters, directed by Emily Mann. Her many film acting credits include "Bed of Roses," "Benny and Joon," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Dogtown," "Chances Are" and "Immediate Family."

Spring Awakening opened at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre Dec. 10 after previews beginning Nov. 16. It transferred from its world premiere at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company, where it opened June 15 and enjoyed several extensions. The musical, directed by Michael Mayer with choreography by Bill T. Jones, is based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play, which was scandalous in its day for addressing sex, violence and suicide.

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