Wednesday, 15 July 2015

See What I Wanna See to receive London premiere

Michael John LaChiusa’s off-Broadway musical See What I Wanna See will receive its London premiere later this year.

Directed by Adam Lenson, the show will open at the Jermyn Street Theatre on 11th September (previews from 8th September) for a limited run to 3rd October 2015. Casting to be announced.

See What I Wanna See was nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical. The show premiered at New York's Public Theatre in 2005 where it starred Idina Menzel in her first role following her Tony Award-winning performance originating the role of Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway.

See What I Wanna See is written by Michael John LaChiusa, based on short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa as translated by Takashi Kojima. It is directed by Adam Lenson with musical direction by Richard Bates. 

See What I Wanna See is a vibrant and provocative new musical that explores the nature of truth, and how it is altered by perspective. From medieval Japan where two lovers seek to escape a doomed relationship, to modern day New York where a priest is wrestling with his faith, See What I Wanna See weaves together three remarkable stories of lust, greed, murder, faith and redemption, where truth and lies have become entangled.

Michael John LaChiusa's beautiful and unexpected music blends a plethora of influences from jazz and salsa to classical and pop into a fluid, cinematic score. See What I Wanna See is a fiercely intelligent, heartfelt piece of theatre that calls into question; how pure can the truth ever be?

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