NOV 5 - DEC 14, 2019
59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th, NYC)
The year is 1905. A young and uncertain Einstein dares to envision new worlds beyond the limits of classical physics. Drawn deeply into his dreams, he is guided by a mysterious woman – whose elusive identity awakens his full genius.
Based on the bestselling novel by Alan Lightman, this elegant new musical bridges worlds imagined and real, exploring the wonders of human imagination and the romance of knowledge. Through a score rich in lyrical wit and soaring melodies, Einstein’s Dreams unlocks the passionate intellect of one of the 20th century's greatest thinkers.
“The set and projections are beautiful, coupled with some AMAZING PERFORMANCES and make for an indelible night of theater” —
“The musical’s parade of dream sequences is aided by Rosenblum and Lessner’s strings-heavy score, which particularly shines in smartly crafted harmonies and fugues that layer voices to lush effect” —
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“Cara Reichel’s ultra-imaginative staging (aided immeasurably by David Bengali’s magnificent series of ever-changing projections) and the impressive score by Joanne Sydney Lesser and Joshua Rosenblum, shows off the pair’s consummate skill with everything from heartfelt ballads to quasi-patter songs" —
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“People with curious minds will find this show light years ahead of the pack.” —
CAST & CREATIVE
Book and lyrics by JOANNE SYDNEY LESSNER
Music and lyrics by JOSHUA ROSENBLUM
Based on the novel Einstein’s Dreams by ALAN LIGHTMAN
directed by CARA REICHEL
music directed by MILTON GRANGER
movement and associate director DAX VALDES
BRENNAN CALDWELL, TALIA COSENTINO, STACIA FERNANDEZ,
LISA HELMI JOHANSON, MICHAEL MCCOY, ZAL OWEN, TESS PRIMACK, BEN ROSEBERRY, LIZ SHIVENER, ALEXANDRA SILBER, VISHAL VAIDYA
scenic design ISABEL MENGYUAN LE
costume design SIDNEY SHANNON
lighting design HERRICK GOLDMAN
sound design KEVIN HEARD
projection design DAVID BENGALI
props design SEAN FRANK
stage manager ELIZABETH ANN GOODMAN
assistant stage manager MICHAEL HERNANDEZ-PHILLIPS
production manager JOSHUA CAPE
assistant director CASSEY KIVNICK
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Funding for this program provided by
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
New York premiere sponsored by
The Ted & Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund.
Prospect's 19-20 Season made possible with the generous support of The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.