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New Musical Revue, 'Sing For Your Shakespeare,' Set For Westport Playhouse

Hartford Courant

“These Paper Bullets!” isn’t the only musical taking on the Bard’s work.

Mark Lamos will direct the world premiere musical revue, “Sing for Your Shakespeare” at the Westport Country Playhouse June 3 to 22, the second show of the theater’s 84th season.

Co-conceived by Lamos, Wayne Barker, and Deborah Grace Winer, the show is based on an original idea and production for 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics & Lyricists series in New York.

“Last spring I had a ball directing and co-writing a show for the legendary Lyrics & Lyricists series,” says Lamos. “It was an exploration of pop music that used Shakespeare's words and stories as inspiration. The show was so successful that I, along with the co-conceivers, decided to adapt it into a brand new musical revue.”

The song-and-dance show with six performers and seven musicians features music from Broadway (“West Side Story,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “The Boys from Syracuse,”) pop, rock, jazz (Duke Ellington, John Dankworth), opera, film, and Tin Pan Alley (Frank Loesser), inspired by Shakespeare’s works.

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