I am beyond humbled and ecstatic to share that I will be spending January in sunny LA assisting Anne Bogart on a SITI Company production of Kurk Weill's Lost in the Stars at CAP UCLA as an SDC Foundation Observer.
“Weill … was a master of both shadows and light.” - Jazz Times
Center for the Art of Performance at University of California Los Angeles (CAP UCLA), in partnership with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), welcomes back NYC’s SITI Company with an all-new production of Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars directed by Anne Bogart with music direction by Jeffrey Kahane.
For his final Broadway score, Weill gave passionate voice to this powerful, uncompromising social indictment of apartheid South Africa. He and his librettist Maxwell Anderson adapted Alan Paton’s great novel Cry, the Beloved Country for the Broadway stage in 1949. The work, which was widely acknowledged as one of the most important works of that season and a landmark in the history of American musical theater, ran for more than 300 performances. However, when the producers learned that for the planned national tour the black cast members were denied the right to stay in the same hotels as the white cast members, the national tour was cancelled, and as a result only a few places in America have ever had the opportunity to see and hear a live performance of the work. This all-new production in the directorial hands of Anne Bogart and Jeffrey Kahane is a bold and rare chance to revisit Weill’s final score.
Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars
featuring SITI Company and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane Conductor
Anne Bogart Director
Jonathon Heyward Assistant Conductor
Issachah Savage Leader
Justin Hopkins Stephen Kumalo
Lauren Michelle Irina
Meloney Collins Linda
Center for Performing Arts at UCLA
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 8PM
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 7PM
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Observership Program provides early to mid-career directors and choreographers paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country. SDCF Observers may have access to the entire rehearsal process from first rehearsal through opening night. Observers will have the invaluable opportunity to observe first-hand the techniques, disciplines, approaches and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics.