Venice, a new musical with a book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax and lyrics by Sax and Rosen, has been added to the Public Theater’s 2013 LAB season. Rosen will also direct the production, which will run at the Public’s Anspacher Theater from May 28 through June 23. Opening night is set for June 13.
Billed as “part epic romance, part political tale,” the musical takes place in a fallen city in the not-so-distant future where politics and revolution are in the water. Venice fuses hip-hop and rock into one electrifying show about a young man’s rise against a backdrop of deceit and sibling betrayal.
Venice will feature choreography by Sergio Trujillo, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting by Jason Lyons, sound by Acme Sound Partners, projections by Jason H. Thompson and additional music by Curtis Moore.
The Public’s season also includes Detroit ‘67, Neva, Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance) and Here Lies Love.