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.
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.
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.
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).
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."