NAAP & Prospect Theater Company
Saturday, September 10, 8:00 PM
at the TimesCenter at the New York Times Building.
NAAP is proud to announce its first collaboration with the Obie-winning Prospect Theater Company as part of NAAP's Rediscover Series and Prospect’s IGNITE Series. HONOR, a musical by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel. is a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It, set in feudal Japan.
Tickets are $20 / $30 / $40 on sale ONLINE at Ovation tix or at 212-352-3101. Use code NAAP and save $5 on your ticket—plus no online fees—when you purchase by Sept. 1st! (Offer subject to availability)
Originally produced in 2008 by Prospect Theater Company as a full production, this concert version will reunite some of the original cast, who are familiar to NAAP audiences, including, Raul Aranas, Karl Josef Co, Steven Eng, Diana Huey, Brian Jose, Whit K. Lee, Mel Maghuyop, Manna Nichols, Scott Watanabe, and EJ Zimmerman (some of whom were recently featured in The King and I and Allegiance on Broadway). Members of the NAAP Broadway Community Chorus Ya Han Chang, Andy Danh, David Eng, Francine Espiritu, Natsuko Hirano, Kennedy Kanagawa, Karin Kawamoto, Jung Kim, Yuko Kudo, Colin Miyamoto, Nathan Napier, Andrew Sakaguchi, Riza Takahashi, Sam Tanabe, Isabelle Van Vleet, Viet Vo and students from NAAP's PS124 Theatre Club will also be included in the company.
HONOR is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net"
Prospect Theater Company is dedicated to a bright future for the American musical.
We develop and produce new works, envisioned and implemented by emerging artists.
Our artists work in diverse genres and styles but share an interest in re-inventing the art form of musical theater for the 21st Century.
About HONOR's Composer/Lyricist Peter Mills:
Mills' gift for infectious melodies and his singular brand of super-smart word play make him a realistic successor to the mantle of Stephen Sondheim.
The work's musical high points—big, sweepingly lovely ensemble numbers—catch this [Japanese] shared spiritual element perfectly, while others snag Shakespeare's low-comedy sense in a way that's pure kyogen.
—The Village Voice
Lovely and literate... Peter Mills and Cara Reichel are among our most talented new theater artists.
—Peter Filichia's Diary
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