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NYU Steinhardt to Produce Alan Menken and Tim Rice’s King David at Skirball Center, Nov. 13 and 14

October 14, 2008
N-094, 2008-09

New York University will present a tenth anniversary production of King David, a modern oratorio by musical theater legends Alan Menken and Tim Rice, at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South) on Thursday, Nov. 13 and Fri. Nov. 14 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 ($5 with a valid NYU ID). The public may purchase tickets online at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu or by phone at 212.352.3101 (daily between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.) In person tickets may be purchased at the box office, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

King David features music by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Tim Rice (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King). The production originally premiered on May 18, 1997 at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theater. The musical is based on biblical tales from the books of Samual and 1 Chronicles, as well as text from David’s Psalms. It celebrates the journey of a biblical monarch from his humble beginnings as a poor shepherd boy to his ultimate place as ruler of a great nation.

The production will be directed by William Wesbrooks. The cast and orchestra will feature the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Press interested in more information about King David may contact the Steinhardt Production Office at (212) 998-5069.

Please note: Press tickets are available for the November 14 performance. Media wishing to review this event should call Tim Farrell at 212.998.6797, or email tim.farrell@nyu.edu to make arrangements in advance.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Type: Press Release

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