Unknown Soldier

Unknown Soldier

Playwrights Horizons continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway Season with the New York premiere of Unknown Soldier, featuring a book & lyrics by Daniel Goldstein, music & lyrics by Michael Friedman and directed by Trip Cullman.

Performances are staged at the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About Unknown Soldier:

Cleaning out her grandmother’s home, Ellen Rabinowitz discovers a mysterious photograph of an anonymous soldier, tucked away in a box of keepsakes. And so begins Daniel Goldstein and Michael Friedman’s sweeping, elegiac musical about a woman’s journey to unearth the secrets buried in her family’s past. Spanning three generations, Unknown Soldier unravels a delicate tangle of family lore, as Ellen chases the extraordinary story that unlocks her history — and charts her future.

By:
Books & Lyrics by Daniel Goldstein and Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Producer:
Playwrights Horizons
Director:
Trip Cullman
Lighting:
Ben Stanton
Sound:
Leon Rothenberg
Design:
Mark Wendland
Choreography:
Patrick McCollum
Costume:
Clint Ramos and Jacob A. Climer
Cast list:
Kerstin Anderson (as Lucy Lemay), Zoe Glick (as Young Ellen), Erik Lochtefeld (as Andrew), Estelle Parsons (as Lucy Anderson), Margo Seibert (as Ellen), Thom Sesma (as Doctor), and Perry Sherman (as Francis), with James Crichton, Emilie Kouatchou, Jay McKenzie, and Jessica Naimy
Other info:
Music Direction by Julie McBride, Music Coordination by Tomoko Akaboshi, Orchestrations by Marco Paguia, Projection Design by Lucy Mackinnon and Hair & Wig Design by J. Jared Janas
Unknown Soldier Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 14, 2020
Opening date: 
March 9, 2020
Closes: 
March 11, 2020
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2:30pm8pm
Sunday2.30pm7.30pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our Unknown Soldier Review

When the composer/lyricist Michael Friedman died, in 2017, at age 41, he left behind a trove of musicals, some more finished than others. His biggest hit, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, brought a blazing emo rock intensity to the Battle of New Orleans. Conversely, Playwrights Horizons’ new staging of Unknown Soldier brings recitative and forlorn ballads to World War One.