The new musical Venice officially opens at the Public Theater on June 13. The Public Lab show has already extended its New York premiere run and will play to audiences through June 30.
Featuring a book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax and lyrics by both,Venice tells the story of two brothers’ clashing efforts to restore their fallen city in a not-so-distant future where political structures have crumbled and revolution is in the air for the ghettoized citizens.
Jennifer Damiano, Leslie Odom Jr., Haaz Sleiman and Matt Sax lead the show, alongside Claybourne Elder, Uzo Aduba, Jonathan-David, Emilee Dupre, Semhar Ghebremichael, Victoria Platt, Angela Polk, Devin Roberts and Manuel Stark.
The show features choreography by Chase Brock, set design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting by Jason Lyons, projections by Jason H. Thompson, sound design by Acme Sound Partners and additional music by Curtis Moore.