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Waterwell (USA)


Presented in association with Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Friday, January 6 - Monday, January 9 & Wednesday, January 11

Pier 86, West 46th Street & 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036

Tickets: $25 

Running Time: 90 minutes

In the summer of 1944, engulfed by a war spread across three continents, the US Army made a foray into some unlikely territory: producing Broadway-style musicals. Created by a who’s who of 20th-century American entertainers, including composer Frank Loesser and choreographer José Limón, these remarkable artifacts were designed for soldiers to put on in the field as a way to boost morale. Now, Waterwell is excavating and reviving them as a collaboration between civilian artists and veterans. Tuneful, subversive, and disarmingly witty, the Blueprint Specials offer a fresh and surprising look at the intersection of conflict and culture.

Starring Tony nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair).

The Blueprint Specials will be seen for the first time since World War II on the hangar deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The Museum is centered on Intrepid, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier that served during World War II, the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Waterwell is a critically acclaimed theater company dedicated to the creation of new work and the bold reinterpretation of classics. Founded by Arian Moayed and Tom Ridgely, its special blend of music, theater and social dialogue has been nominated for three IT awards, a Drama Desk, a New York Magazine Culture Award and Village Voice Best of NYC.

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Adapted and Directed by Tom Ridgely

Originally conceived by The Special Services Division, Army Service Forces, 1944-45

Book principally by Arnold M. Auerbach

Original choreography by José Limón

Music Director Sonny Paladino

Choreography by Patrick McCollum

Scenic & Costume Design by Andrea Lauer

Lighting Design by Simon Cleveland

Sound Design by Josh Millican

Properties Supervisor Eitan Negri

Choreography for "Report from the Caribbean" and "Ballet" in the style of José Limón by Colin Connor and members of the Limón Dance Company

Executive Producer Arian Moayed

Producer Victor Hurtado

Associate Producer Jeanne Houck, PhD

Assistant Producer Sarah Flamm

Production Manager Erica Blumrosen

Associate Director Jamie Anderson

Assistant Music Director Isaac Alter

Assistant Scenic & Costume Designer Ryan Wilbat

Costume Assistant Chris Hynds

Press Representatives Rick Miramontez and Michael Jorgensen, DKC/O&M

Production Manager Tinc Productions 

Production Stage Manager Katie Young

Assistant Stage Manager Kat Meister

Lighting equipment from Frost Productions