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Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Important Dates
May 28, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
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The Public Theater presents this partly political, partly romantic new musical.


Jennifer Damiano Shares What She Loves About the Public Theater’s Explosive New Musical <i>Venice</i>


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What is the Story of Venice?
The new musical Venice tells the story of a decaying city in a not-so-distant future ravaged by a terrorist attack that caused the political structures to crumble. As society is split among the elite and the rest, two brothers from opposite sides of the tracks clash as they both try to restore the fallen order.

Critics’ Reviews

The Public’s production has energy to burn — Chase Brock’s choreography recalls advanced kickboxing classes — and a spare, gritty look.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News

What began life as a dicey experiment has been chiseled and honed to become what it is now: a work of art.

Review by Robert Trussell from Kansas City Star

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Venice Like?
Venice is an experimental new musical that fuses rock, hip-hop, rap and traditional musical theater style in an innovative, exciting score. The show is narrated by an omnipresent speaker known only as “Clown,” who guides the audience through the story with clever use of projections all around the theater. The audience’s proximity to the young performers—plus the contemporary musical score and high-energy choreography—make Venice feel like a modern, intimate new musical.

Is Venice Good for Kids?
The show includes some fleeting expletives, violence and some occasional scary moments. Venice is not recommended for children under 13.