The world premiere of Dave Malloy's PRELUDES is currently running through August 2. This LCT3 commission was developed with Rachel Chavkin.
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PRELUDES is a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. After the disastrous premiere of his first symphony, the young Rachmaninoff suffers from writer’s block. He begins daily sessions with a therapeutic hypnotist, in an effort to overcome depression and return to composing.
“(NY Times Critics' Pick) Writer’s block turns out to be a lot more inspiring than you could ever have imagined — and sad and stirring and gloriously fun…Rach’s pain is also our pleasure for the two phantasmagorical hours of this walls-bursting chamber work. Mr. Malloy and Ms. Chavkin have delivered the best musical about art’s agonies since Georges Seurat wielded a twitchy paintbrush in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Sunday in the Park With George.” - The New York Times