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BROADWAY STARS AND US MILITARY VETERANS UNITE TO PERFORM WWII-ERA MUSICALS AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR
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BROADWAY STARS AND US MILITARY VETERANS UNITE TO PERFORM WWII-ERA MUSICALS AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
10/24/2016
 

FROM:           THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86; West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park

CONTACT: Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations


Mike Stouber – (212) 843-9381 / mstouber@rubenstein.com

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Luke Sacks – (646) 381-5282 / lsacks@intrepidmuseum.org

 
 

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BROADWAY STARS AND US MILITARY VETERANS UNITE TO PERFORM WWII-ERA MUSICALS AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
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Cast of the Shows, Originally Performed by WWII Soldiers, Will Include
Tony Award® Nominees Laura Osnes and Will Swenson


Critically-acclaimed theater company Waterwell is partnering with the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to present five public performances of Blueprint Specials, starring Tony Award® nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair), at the Intrepid Museum in January 2017.

In the summer of 1944, engulfed by a war spread across three continents, the US Army made a foray into some unlikely territory: producing Broadway-style musicals. Created by a Who’s Who of 20th century American entertainers, including composer Frank Loesser and choreographer José Limón, these original revues were designed as “blueprints” for soldiers to easily put on in the field as a way to boost morale. The Army packaged and distributed them as a complete script, score/orchestrations, scenic & costume drawings, plus instructions for how to put on the show. As such, these extraordinary works can be seen and heard today exactly as their creators intended.

Now, Waterwell is excavating and reviving these virtually unknown shows as a collaboration between civilian artists and veterans. Tuneful, subversive, and disarmingly witty, the Blueprint Specials offer a fresh and surprising look at the intersection of conflict and culture. This will be the Blueprints’ first staging since 1945 and their first ever for the American public.

The shows will take place on the Intrepid Museum’s Hangar Deck on the following dates:

  • Friday, January 6,  7:30pm
  • Saturday, January 7,  8:00pm
  • Sunday, January 8,  3:00pm  
  • Monday, January 9,  7:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 11: 7:30pm

 

All ages are welcome. Tickets for the general public are $25 and go on sale Tuesday, November 15. Intrepid Museum Members may purchase discounted tickets for $20, starting on Tuesday, October 25.

Please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org/blueprintspecials for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

 

About Waterwell
Waterwell is a critically-acclaimed theater company dedicated to creating new work and the bold reinterpretation of classics. Founded in 2002 by Tony nominee Arian Moayed and Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely the company’s special blend of music, theater and social dialog has been nominated for three IT awards, a Drama Desk, a New York Magazine Culture Award and Village Voice Best of NYC. The Voice calls them, “dynamic, resourceful and relentlessly entertaining.” The New York Times hails the work as, “brilliant, original and inspired. Alive enough to surprise even the performers themselves,” and Theatermania writes, “Waterwell has staked a claim on our collective conscience.

About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

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