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Opera Star Joyce DiDonato to Join White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Nassim Solemanpour’s solo drama runs at the Westside Theatre.

Joyce DiDonato will step into White Rabbit Red Rabbit this October.
Joyce DiDonato will step into White Rabbit Red Rabbit this October.
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Opera star Joyce DiDonato will perform Nassim Soleimanpour's White Rabbit Red Rabbit at the Westside Theatre on Monday, October 3.

The Grammy Award-winning singer is the latest performer to take on the solo show, which began performances March 7. It is described as follows: "Forbidden to leave his country, young Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour found a way for his voice to get out when he physically could not — distilling the experience of his isolation in an audacious and utterly nontraditional new play. This wildly entertaining and thought-provoking theatrical piece — where no audience can see the same show twice — blends drama, comedy and social experiment, providing audiences with a potent reminder of the transformative power of theater."

The production features a rotating cast of stars who will see the script for the first time immediately before stepping onstage for their performances: "No rehearsal. No director. No set. No spoilers," says the production. "A different performer each night is handed the script for the first time as they step onto the stage."

Previous guest performers include Nathan Lane (March 7), Whoopi Goldberg (March 14), Patrick Wilson (March 21), Brian Dennehy (March 28), Wayne Brady (April 4), Mike Birbiglia (April 11), Cynthia Nixon (April 18), Kyra Sedwick (April 25), Martin Short (May 2), Bobby Cannavale (May 9), David Hyde Pierce (May 16), Shohreh Aghdashloo (May 23), Alan Cumming (June 6), George Takei (June 13), Rachel Dratch (June 20), Reg E. Cathey (June 27), Kathy Najimy (July 11), F. Murray Abraham (July 18), Josh Radnor (July 25), Ramin Karimloo (August 1), Tony Danza (August 8), Randy Rainbow (August 15), Michael Urie (August 22), and Darren Criss (August 29).

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