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Signature Theatre announces final extension for Octet
Dave Malloy's world premiere musical will now play its final performance at Pershing Square Signature Center on June 30, 2019.
Signature Theatre has announced a third and final extension for its current world premiere musical Octet, written by three-time Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy and directed by Annie Tippe, which began previews at Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre on April 30, 2019, and officially opened on May 19 (Read our 5* review!). The limited engagement was originally planned to close on June 9, 2019, and was initially extended to June 16, then to June 23, but will now play its final performance on June 30, 2019. The production is the first musical ever produced by Signature Theatre since its founding in 1991.
The cast includes (in alphabetical order) Adam Bashian (as Jim), Kim Blanck (as Karly), Starr Busby (as Paula), Alex Gibson (as Peter), Justin Gregory Lopez (as Toby), J.D. Mollison (as Marvin), Margo Seibert (as Jessica), and Kuhoo Verma (as Velma), with Jonathan Christopher and Nicole Weiss.
Synopsis: "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."
The creative team behind Octet features includes music supervision & music direction by Or Matias, scenic design by Amy Rubin & Brittany Vasta, costume design by Brenda Abbandandolo, lighting design by Christopher Bowser, and sound design by Hidenori Nakajo.
Octet Tickets are available now.
(Photo by Joan Marcus)