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New César Alvarez and the Lisps Musical Futurity Kicks Off New Soho Rep. Season

Soho Rep. has announced its 2015-2016 programming.

César Alvarez (second-from-left), with his band The Lisps, are the authors of the new musical Futurity.
César Alvarez (second from left), with members of his band, the Lisps, are the authors of the new musical Futurity.
(© David Gordon)

Soho Rep. has announced the selections that will make up its 2015-16 season.

From October 6-November 8 at the Connelly Theater, Soho Rep. and Ars Nova will present the New York premiere of Futurity, a new musical by César Alvarez and the Lisps. Directed by Soho Rep. artistic director Sarah Benson, the 13-member cast of actor-musicians includes Alvarez, Andrew R. Butler, Fred Epstein, Eric Farber, Eamon Goodman, Karen Evans Kandel, Kristine Haruna Lee, Jessie Shelton, Kamala Sankaram, Darius Smith, Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, Storm Thomas, and Sammy Tunis.

The creative team for Futurity includes Emily Orling and Matt Saunders (set design), Emily Orling (costume design), Yi Zhao (lighting design), Matt Tierney (sound design), Noah Mease (props design), Eric Farber (percussion and contraption design), J. David Brimmer (fight choreography), and David Neumann (choreography).

April 5-May 8, 2016, will see the American premiere of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch. It will be directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, with additional information to be announced in the coming months.

Additionally, Soho Rep. will invite audiences to take part in the Write With Us series of free workshops, led by playwrights including César Alvarez, Annie Baker, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Lucas Hnath, Daniel Alexander Jones, Gregory S. Moss, and Anne Washburn.

For tickets to Futurity, click here.