Why See Bunuel?
A new musical celebrating the surrealist film legend
Joe Mantello, the Tony Award-winning director behind such hits as Wicked, Take Me Out and Assassins has a new project on the horizon, a Stephen Sondheim and David Ives musical based on the life and work of surrealist film maker Luis Bunuel. The artist created the celebrated movies The Exterminating Angel and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, which have been rumored to provide the basis of this new stage musical. Still in the development stage, a workshop is slated to begin in March 2017 at the Public Theater, with an anticipated opening off-Broadway next fall.
WHAT TO EXPECT
As far back as 2014, Sondheim announced that he was working on a new musical that celebrated the pin-sharp and frosty humor of Luis Bunuel's films, namely, the two that took vicious swipes at the bourgoisie in the setting of the dinner party, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and The Exterminating Angel. In fact, this is the second work based on the latter movie that is slated to appear in New York during 2017. Thomas Ades, British operatic composer premiered his newest work The Exterminating Angel at the Salzburg Festival, before it heads to the Met Opera.
Happy birthday Sondheim!
With pioneering producer Scott Rudin already on board for the musical, it is expected that favorable reviews will help the musical head to Broadway for its Spring 2018 premiere, also as a celebration of Sondheim's 88th birthday.
Opening night: 24 August 2019
Cast and Creative
Created by Stephen Sondheim and David Ives
Directed by Joe Mantello
Produced by Scott Rudin
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