Einstein’s Dreams – The Musical!
I don’t know whether this will be any good but it certainly sounds intriguing:
Broadway stars John Treacy Egan (“Little Mermaid”), Gregg Edelman (“Into the Woods,” “Passion”), Alison Fraser (“Gypsy”) and Kate Shindle (“Legally Blonde”) will be featured in the cast at a benefit concert performance of the new musical EINSTEIN’S DREAMS— based on Alan Lightman’s best-selling novel — for one performance only on Monday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St.) in New York City.
The concert will benefit The Harpswell Foundation, an organization created in 1999 to provide education, housing and leadership training to children and young women in the developing world, notably in Cambodia, where Harpswell provides schooling and a dormitory facility at a leadership center for college women in Phnom Penh in the effort to help restore the educational system that was destroyed during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Harpswell has already purchased the land for a second educational facility in Cambodia. (www.harpswellfoundation.org)
EINSTEIN’S DREAMS is a new musical with book by Joanne Sydney Lessner, music by Joshua Rosenblum and lyrics by Joanne Sydney Lessner and Joshua Rosenblum. The February 23rd concert will be directed by Jen Bender. Musical director David Loud leads a six-piece chamber orchestra.
The musical EINSTEIN’S DREAMS– based on Alan Lightman’s 1993 best-selling novel which imagines what the physicist may have been dreaming about prior to the publication of his Special Theory of Relativity in 1905 — finds a young Albert Einstein trapped in an unhappy marriage and an unhappy job well-beneath his intellect. The musical, like the book, places Einstein in a dreamscape that conjures up an array of theoretical realms of time, all of them visions that probe the essence of time, the adventure of creativity, the glory of possibility — and the siren call of a beautiful, elusive woman named Josette.
This musical adaptation of EINSTEIN’S DREAMS had its world-premiere in 2005 at Lisbon’s oldest, most respected theater, Teatro da Trindade.
The Harpswell Foundation is an American-based 501c3 tax-exempt organization. In May of 2007, the Foundation became an officially registered Nongovernmental Organization (NG) in Cambodia.
Tickets to the benefit concert performance of EINSTEIN’S DREAMSare $101, $61 and $21 (includes a facility fee) and can be reserved by calling Box Office: 212-864-5400 or going online: http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/2823-einsteins-dreams-the-musical.
For more information about the musical, visit www.einsteinsdreamsthemusical.com
EINSTEIN’S DREAMS was originally commissioned by Brian Schwartz and Linda B. Merman on behalf of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center of The Graudate Center of the City University of New York.