Jeff Buckley Musical The Last Goodbye: NYC Lab; Alex Timbers to Direct
Two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers will stage a winter developmental lab of the new Jeff Buckley musical The Last Goodbye.
Michael Kimmel conceived and adapted the rock musical that takes a contemporary look at Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and sets it to the music and lyrics of late singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Kimmel staged the original Williamstown production that also featured the work of Tayeh and Kukul.
Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher) will direct the Jan. 27-Feb. 15, 2013, lab of The Last Goodbye. It will have choreography by Sonya Tayeh and musical direction by Kris Kukul. Closed production, tickets are not available for this event.
Hal Luftig, Ruth and Steve Hendel, Alan and Barbara Marks, and Wade Turnbull are attached as producers.
"A legendary love. A transcendent artist. Shakespeare’s classic verse meets the driving, passionate rock of iconic singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley in the world premiere of The Last Goodbye... An ensemble of fourteen singer/actors bring to life the lyrical beauty of two great poets set in a world of youthful angst, grandeur, and grit. Fall for Romeo and Juliet all over again in this incendiary new musical." - (Williamstown Theatre Festival)