The reviews are in for indie rock band The Kilbanes' new musical Weightless which makes its Off-Broadway premiere at WP Theater. Featuring storytelling band members and husband-and-wife duo Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses, the musical opened September 29, having begun previews September 17, and will run through October 16.
Procne and Philomela have been separated, and the two sisters must travel across worlds to reunite. Based on the band’s theatrical concept album of the same name, and inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses, the work was previously adapted into a movie, which was streamed by WP Theater in 2021.
Read the reviews here.
Talkin' Broadway (James Wilson)
Theatrely (Amanda Marie Miller)
Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.
Director Tamilla Woodward helms the production which features an actor-musician cast including both band members. Kilbane plays Procne and bass, joined by Moses playing chorus and on keyboards, Lila Blue as Philomela, Kofy Brown playing Iris and percussion, Joshua Pollock playing Tereus and guitar, and Dan Harris on percussion. The entire cast reprises their performances from the filmed production.
The creative team is comprised of set designer Peiyi Wong, costume designer Dina El-Aziz, lighting designer Stacey Derosier, sound designer Joanna Lynne Staub, choreographer nicHi Douglas, and projection designer Johnny Moreno.
For more information, visit WPTheater.org.