Tickets are now on sale for February House, the new musical inspired by a real life artistic commune that fostered some of America’s greatest talents. Davis McCallum directs the piece, with music and lyrics by Gabriel Kahane and a book by Seth Bockley. Performances begin May 8 at The Public Theater.
In 1940s New York, visionary and flamboyant editor George Davis transformed a dilapidated Brooklyn boardinghouse into a bohemian commune for artistic icons like Carson McCullers, Benjamin Britten, W.H. Auden and Gypsy Rose Lee. The residents of 7 Middagh Street create a tumultuous and remarkable makeshift family searching for love, inspiration, and refuge from the looming war in Europe. February House will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Mark Barton and sound design by Leon Rothenberg.
Casting for the musical has not been confirmed, but a recent run at Long Wharf Theatre featured Julian Fleisher as George Davis, Stanley Bahorek as Benjamin Britton, Kacie Sheik as Gypsy Rose Lee, Erik Lochtefeld as W.H. Auden and Kristen Sieh as Carson McCullers, Ken Barnett as Peter Pears, Ken Clark as Reeves McCullers, Stephanie Hayes as Erika Mann and A.J. Shively as Chester Kallman.
Snap up your tickets for this new musical today!