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Disco Show We Are Here Gets Its Creative Team

The Spiegelworld production will offer seven performances in New York before heading to Las Vegas.

Tony-winning designer David Zinn will lend sets and costumes to Spiegelworld's disco show We Are Here.
(© David Gordon)

Spiegelworld has announced the full creative team for We Are Here, a new show in development that will plunge audiences into the hedonistic world of disco. Beginning July 31, there will be seven developmental public performances of We Are Here at the GlitterLoft in New York City, ahead of plans to take the show to Las Vegas.

Directed by Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett with music curated by legendary record producer, songwriter, and musician Nile Rodgers of Chic fame, We Are Here will experiment with the use of music, video, movement, and storytelling within an exciting, high-energy performance environment.

Written by Olivier Award winner Michael Wynne, the creative team of We Are Here is rounded out by lighting designer Natasha Chivers, sound designer Tom Gibbons, set and costume designer David Zinn, projection designer Darrel Maloney, and choreographer Yasmine Lee.

The production is described as follows: "New York City 1970s. Behind the velvet rope, people of every race, class and sexual identity come together, encouraged to wear whatever they want, kiss whoever they want and, of course, dance however they want. We Are Here highlights the music bedrock of disco's iconic tracks to explore the rise of a popular movement, and the stunning backlash against it. Forget white suits and mirror balls, this is a celebration of the beat that set the world on fire and continues to unify generations and cultures at a time when we need it more than ever."