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Bedlam to Present Big Apple Premiere of Steven Sater's New York Animals

The four-character drama will feature music by Oscar winner Burt Bacharach.

New York Animals, a play by Spring Awakening Tony winner Steven Sater, will be presented by the downtown theater troupe Bedlam.
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New York Animals, a new drama by Spring Awakening Tony winner Steven Sater with music by legendary Grammy and Oscar winner Burt Bacharach, will kick off the 2015-2016 season of the acclaimed downtown theater troupe Bedlam.

The four-character work weaves together the hilarious and tragic stories of 21 New Yorkers as their lives intersect during a rainy Manhattan day. The work is directed by Eric Tucker and begins performances November 14, with opening night set for November 29 at the New Ohio Theatre. The limited engagement will end on December 20.

The season will also include a return engagement of Bedlam's sold-out production of Jane Austin's Sense & Sensibility, which is adapted for the s tage by Kate Hamill. Also directed by Tucker and starring Andrus Nichols, the production will preview starting January 24 and open on February 14 for a six-week engagement at The Gym at Judson.

Bedlam is a company committed to the immediacy of the relationship between the actor and the audience. With large ideas and modest budgets, Bedlam creates theatre in a flexible, raw space, presenting new writing, contemporary reappraisals of the classics, and small-scale musical theatre.

Click here for more information on New York Animals.

Click here for more information on Sense & Sensibility.