Prospect announces 2012-2013 Season Line-up!
WORKING – A Musical
Dec. 1 – 30, 2012 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th St., NYC)
From the book by Studs Terkel
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg
Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers
and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor
Directed by Gordon Greenberg
Choreographed by Josh Rhodes
Musical Supervisor/ New Orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire
Six extraordinary actors embody thirty-six everyday Americans in this tuneful act of job creation! Don’t miss the NYC premiere of this newly-revised version of WORKING. Based on Studs Terkel’s famous 1974 book of interviews, this critically-acclaimed musical features two brand-new songs from Tony Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights).
“Winningly reimagined, enhanced and fully engaging… with fresh, clever, richly animated direction… A spirited, life-affirming production.” – Chicago Sun Times
DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES
Music and lyrics by Peter Mills
Book by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel
Directed by Cara Reichel
Mar. 6 - Mar. 17, 2013 at the West End Theatre (263 West 86th St., NYC)
A prototype production of an original musical drama from two of Prospect’s founding artists, based on true events in the life of the brilliant and infamous Renaissance composer and murderer Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa. A compelling and psychologically complex new work, with a sophisticated score that explores the darker realms of desire and inspiration.
“Mills and Cara Reichel are among our most talented new theater artists.” – Peter Filichia’s Diary
Book and lyrics by Sam Carner
Music by Derek Gregor
Directed and Choreographed by Marlo Hunter
June 16 – July 13, 2013
at The Duke on West 42nd Street
a New 42nd Street Project
Clarissa is tired of living in the shadow of her flirtatious sister Belinda, the most beautiful woman in 18th Century England. Wits sharpened and scissors in hand, Clarissa sets out to cut Belinda down to size… and find a man of her own! A sparkling and inventive new musical comedy from one of NYC’s brightest up and coming musical theater teams!
*** New York Musical Theatre Festival “Best of Fest” 2007 ***
“Hilarious… resplendent melodies and sumptuously romantic lyrics engage the ear and heart in equal measure… Ravishing.” – Talkin’ Broadway