Two Gentlemen of Verona - In Concert
Adapted by John Guare & Mel Shapiro
Lyrics by John Guare, Music by Galt MacDermot
Directed by Brenna Geffers
This staged reading of this Tony-winning musical provided a glimpse into Guare's dynamic repertoire.
In 1971, after the success of "House of Blue Leaves", Mel Shapiro and the Public Theater asked John Guare to help transform Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" into a rock musical. This madcap tale of love, friendship, and betrayal, with music by Galt MacDermot ("Hair"), won Guare the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and beat out "Grease" and "Follies" for Best Musical.
Featuring: Camille Young, Sol Madariaga, Aubrey McKinney, Philip Wilson, Katherine Perry, Emily Fernandez, Francesca Nong, Michael Lienhard, Anthony Crosby, and Joe Wozniak.
Direction: Brenna Geffers
Music Direction: Sarah Dennis
Lighting Design: Eric Baker
Stage Management: Jamel Baker
Production Photos: Dave Garrett Sarrafian
"high-spirited and delightfully messy fun" -Phindie