The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of LingoLand, a musical revue with words by Kenward Elmslie and music by a wide array of composers. The show is directed by James Morgan with musical supervision by Jack Lee.
For five decades a leading figure in the New York School of Poetry, Kenward Elmslie is also a librettist, lyricist, playwright, composer and visual artist. LingoLand reflects the breadth of Elmslie's work. It includes theater songs, opera arias, poems, poem songs, tall tales, memories, and scenes from plays all woven together, and includes projections of works by some of the artists with whom Mr. Elmslie has worked, including Joe Brainard, Red Grooms, Larry Rivers and Alex Katz. The show features music by Claibe Richardson as well as such composers as Ned Rorem, Jack Beeson and Steven Taylor. It also includes new songs with music by Doug Katsaros, Joshua Rosenblum, Andrew Gerle and Steven Dolginoff.