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Darren Aronofsky, Ben Stiller, and More at the Opening of Dave Malloy's Octet

Malloy's a cappella musical has its debut at Signature Theatre Company.

The company of Octet: Kuhoo Verma, Justin Gregory Lopez, Starr Busby, J.D. Mollison, Margo Seibert, Adam Bashian, Kim Blanck, and Alex Gibson.
(© Tricia Baron)

Signature Theatre celebrated the opening of its world-premiere production of Octet, the latest work from Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 composer Dave Malloy, on May 19. Directed by Annie Tippe, the production will run through June 16 in the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

Octet creator Dave Malloy with director Annie Tippe.
(© Tricia Baron)

Adam Bashian, Kim Blanck, Starr Busby, Alex Gibson, Justin Gregory Lopez, J.D. Mollison, Margo Seibert, Kuhoo Verma, Jonathan Christopher, and Nicole Weiss will star.

Ella Stiller and Ben Stiller at the opening of Octet.
(© Tricia Baron)

The creative team will include Or Matias (music supervision and music direction), Amy Rubin & Brittany Vasta (scenic design), Brenda Abbandandolo (costume design), Christopher Bowser (lighting design), and Hidenori Nakajo (sound design).

Darren Aronofsky at the opening of Octet.
(© Tricia Baron)

The musical is described as follows: "Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and an original libretto inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, Octet explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of 21st century technology. It is the first musical Signature has produced since its founding in 1991."

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