White Male World" from The Jonathan Larson Project- Lauren Marcus, Krysta Rodriguez
"White Male World"
from The Jonathan Larson Project
Lauren Marcus and Krysta Rodriguez
The Jonathan Larson Project played at Feinstein's/54 Below October 9-14, 2018.
Jonathan Larson wrote RENT and tick tick BOOM, the former a landmark
Broadway game-changer and the latter a beloved musical gem. He was a
brilliant, groundbreaking creator of musical theatre who died
tragically at the age of 35, before seeing the worldwide acclaim his
work would receive. Jonathan was posthumously awarded Tony Awards and
the Pulitzer Prize, and his songs have come to be treasured and
performed in 25 languages, from Mexico to Japan to Italy, from summer
camps to the silver screen to Broadway.
But what about all of Jonathan’s songs we’ve never heard?
The Jonathan Larson Project is an evening of Jonathan’s unheard work.
Songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia. Songs that
were cut from RENT and tick tick BOOM. Songs written for theatrical
revues and songs written for the radio. Songs never before publicly
performed or recorded. Songs about politics and love and New York
Starring Nick Blaemire (tick tick BOOM, Found, Godspell), Lauren
Marcus (Be More Chill, Beatsville, Company), Andy Mientus (NBC’s
“Smash,” Spring Awakening, Les Misérables), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring
Awakening, First Date, The Addams Family), and George Salazar (Be
More Chill, The Lightning Thief, tick tick BOOM).
Directed and conceived by Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Assistant produced
by Alexa Spiegel.
Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Charlie Rosen
(Be More Chill, Prince of Broadway, Honeymoon in Vegas, Charlie
Rosen’s Broadway Big Band). Featuring a five-piece band including
musical director Natalie Tenenbaum, Charlie Rosen, Cody Owen Stine,
Megan Talay, and Marques Walls with Danielle Gimbal as copyist.
Annastasia Victory serves as the associate musical director.
The Jonathan Larson Project wishes to thank The Larson Family,
Jonathan Mills, The New York Public Library, and The Library of
Congress for their support of this event.