LA BOHEME (SPOKEN)
"Henri Murger's 1849 novel Scenes De La Boheme is a bountiful source for inspiration. Among the better-known adaptations are the Lillian Gish/John Gilbert silent film, Baz Luhrmann's bowdlerized yet recognizable Moulin Rouge, Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer and Tony-winning Rent, and Puccini's La Bohème. For this latest incarnation, director Jeremy Bloom created a stage version using Brian Rady's adaptation of the libretto from Puccini's opera. While it may seem risky eliminating music from an operatic box-office draw, Bloom, like his predecessors, knows that this story of love, illness, class conflict, and starving artists continues well beyond those 525,600 minutes."
- Flavorpill New York
A playfully contemporary mash-up of the popular Puccini opera’s flowery libretto to be spoken not sung, highlighting and celebrating the unwieldy, subjective, bizarre, overlapping and repetitive qualities inherent in translating and speaking a sing-song text. This is epic comedy-turned-tragedy at a thrillingly breakneck and physical speed.
- Williamsburg rooftop
- The Flea
- the cell A Twentieth Century Salon TM
directed/conceived by Jeremy Bloom, adapted by Brian Rady, closing cast: Ben Weber (Marcello), Lachrisha Brown (Musetta), Stephen Stout (Rodolfo), Stephanie Bratnick (Mimi), Katherine Folk Sullivan (Colleen), Brian Rady (Schaunard), Tommy Crawford (Alcindoro), Ian Quinlan (Benoit in August), Brett Aresco (Benoit and the entire chorus)