The Bluest Ink - new Sondheim revue
posted August 18, 2013 9:51 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon August 26 at 10:00 PM, (le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
I'm co-producing/lighting designing/press release writer for a brand new revue of Stephen Sondheim songs titled The Bluest Ink. We have all new jazz orchestrations played by a band of six and sung by a cast of four. We also have new animations that help tie together the narrative. Tickets are $25.
I'm super excited about this show and would love to have MeFites in the house. We have incredible new arrangements by Charlie Rosen (One Man, Two Guv'nors, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and more), an unbelievable cast and creative team (listed at the LPR website), and we're all working hard to make the show a seriously special experience.

We're hoping the show has some commercial legs, so this is an opportunity to see the show before it blows up :)

Here's some nonsense I wrote in the press release that might be informative:
The Bluest Ink is a dynamic, modern exploration of both iconic and obscure Stephen Sondheim songs as they relate to the lives of young people, and a celebration of their intimate relationship with New York City.

“It's an incredible thrill to explore Sondheim’s work and hopefully illuminate its timelessness,” said director and project conceiver Max Friedman. “We're telling new stories in a way that we think today's young audience, our peers, will really connect with.”

“Sondheim’s chords, harmonies, and melodies work so well together,” said co-producer and orchestrator Charlie Rosen. “I’m focused on preserving the energy and integrity of this classic music, while adding fresh and imaginative twists influenced by my knowledge of jazz and contemporary harmony.”

The entire cast and creative team of The Bluest Ink is comprised of artists under 25 years old, making this production “Sondheim from a millennial perspective.”
We're also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram if you're into those kinds of things.
posted by cvp to Performance (1 comment total)

I'm a budding fan of Sondheim (as of yet, I've seen Into the Woods, Merrily We Roll Along, Company, Sweeney Todd). This sounds like a really neat event and I'll try my best to make it, albeit on a school night.
posted by Pfardentrott at 10:00 PM on August 23, 2013

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