The Beast in the Jungle
About The Show
Music by John Kander
Book by David Thompson
Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman
with Maira Barriga, Teagle F. Bougere, Elizabeth Dugas, Irina Dvorovenko, Sara Esty, Peter Friedman, Leah Hofmann, Naomi Kakuk, Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer, Erin N. Moore, Clifton Samuels, Tony Yazbeck
From legendary composer John Kander ("Cabaret," "Chicago"), Tony Award-nominated playwright David Thompson, and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman ("The Producers," "Contact"), comes a stunningly original new work — fusing dance, drama and music. Inspired by Henry James’ classic 1903 novella, "The Beast in the Jungle" is the story of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents. With a waltz-inspired instrumental score, and dazzling choreography that traverses the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance, this powerful and romantic tale of love and loss reunites the remarkable creative team behind The Vineyard’s acclaimed "The Scottsboro Boys", and features Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck ("On the Town", former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko (“The Americans”), Tony Award nominee Peter Friedman ("Ragtime"), and Teagle F. Bougere ("Is God Is").
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