Octet

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of new musical Octet, written by three-time Tony Award-nominee Dave Malloy and directed by Annie Tippe, as part of its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season.

Performances are staged at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre within The Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs (no intermission)
Categories: 
6 images
About Octet:

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.

By:
Dave Malloy
Producer:
Signature Theatre
Director:
Annie Tippe
Lighting:
Christopher Bowser
Sound:
Hidenori Nakajo
Design:
Amy Rubin & Brittany Vasta
Costume:
Brenda Abbandandolo
Cast list:
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
Other info:
Music Supervision & Music Direction by Or Matias
Octet Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 30, 2019
Opening date: 
May 19, 2019
Closes: 
June 30, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday--
Wednesday2pm7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

Address:
480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Octet News & Features

Justin Gregory Lopez in Octet
Signature Theatre announces final extension for Octet
May 21, 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.

Justin Gregory Lopez in Octet
Octet extends limited run at Signature Theatre
May 13, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced a second 1-week 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 is scheduled to officially open on May 19. The limited engagement was originally planned to close on June 9, 2019, and was initially extended to June 16, but will now play its final performance on June 23, 2019.

Margo Seibert
Margo Seibert and more to star in Octet at Signature Theatre
March 21, 2019

Signature Theatre has now revealed the cast and creative team for its previously announced world premiere musical Octet, written by three-time Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy and directed by Annie Tippe, which is scheduled to begin previews at Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre on April 30, 2019, ahead of an official opening on May 19 and a limited engagement through to June 9, 2019. The production will be the first musical ever produced by Signature Theatre since its founding in 1991.

Our Octet Review

Octet, the newest work by Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, and Ghost Quartet) at the Pershing Square Signature Center is part chorale, part drama, part magic. It transcends form, creating a new, pertinent, relevant, humorous, and relatable way of storytelling.