Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 production of Preludes, the new musical by Dave Malloy officially opened June 15, following previews that began May 23.
From the creators of the acclaimed Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, the show is inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov. The story follows the Russian composer's struggle to overcome writer's block following a disastrous first premiere. Played by Ebert, the young Rachmaninov begins daily sessions with a hypnotist.
Preludes, New Show By Great Comet Creators and Starring Tony Winners, Opens Off-Broadway
. The cast also features Eisa Davis (Passing Strange), Joseph Keckler (I am an Opera) and Chris Sarandon (Cyrano De Bergerac) as well as Or Matias on the piano, who returns to the team after collaborating on Great Comet of 1812.
The Events Research Program was established to identify and track protocols that would help theatres and more venues safely welcome back audiences. Its findings have yet to reach producers and theatre operators.
Gardner McKay, an actor plucked from obscurity to star in TV's "Adventures in Paradise," but who later became distinguished as the author of one of regional theatre's most popular plays, Sea Marks, died in Honolulu Nov. 21 after a battle with prostate cancer.