Veteran Broadway director/choreographer Susan Stroman’s new dance play, now playing at the Vineyard Theatre and inspired by the 1903 Henry James novella, The Beast in the Jungle, features a new score composed by John Kander and a book by David Thompson. But The Beast in the Jungle is not a musical. There are no lyrics; there is no singing. It is a long one-act, interspersed with dialogue... Read more
The Beast in the Jungle
Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated production of its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season, the Vineyard Theatre presents the new "dance play" The Beast in the Jungle by a celebrated team of theatre veterans - Susan Stroman, David Thompson, and John Kander.
Susan Stroman serves as director and choreographer for the production.
(Photos by Carol Rosegg)
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Adapted from Henry James' classic 1903 novella, The Beast in the Jungle is a journey into the psyche of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents. With a swirling, waltz-inspired instrumental score, and dazzling choreography that traverses the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance, this new work is a powerful and romantic tale of love and loss.