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Three Pianos

Off Broadway Performance Art Play - Comedy Play - Drama — 

 The OBIE winning hit music-theatre event that wowed audiences and critics alike in its sold-out run at the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator in March – is a theatrical explosion of Franz Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle. Filled with fantastical touches and inventive arrangements, Three Pianos is a colorful and imaginative evening of chaos that explores Schubert’s music, life, and times. Written, arranged, and performed by Rick Burkhardt (Nonsense Company), Alec Duffy (Hoi Polloi) and Dave Malloy (Banana Bag & Bodice), the play is set on a blustery winter night where three friends – each manning a piano – lead the audience through Schubert’s famous work .

Performing the song cycle while drinking and grappling with fundamental questions about the nature of music, the three pianists slip into a wild reenactment of a “Schubertiad”, a party based on those of Schubert and his friends, thus connecting them thru the centuries. An evening of hilarity and heartbreak ensues in which audience is invited to the party-aided by complimentary wine. Compositional mayhem, shifting rivalries, and some unfortunate butchery of the German language ensue.

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$0.00 — $65.00
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Listed At TKTS
Occasionally

Opening date
December 19, 2010

Closing date
January 16, 2011

Running Time
Approximately 1 hours and 40 minutes, including no intermission.

Age guidance
16

Show Notes
No performance 12/25 Add performance 1/6 @ 1 pm
New York Theatre Workshop
79 E 4th St (Bowery and 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
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  January 16, 2011 —  January 29, 2011
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By subway
#6 to Astor Pl or
B, D, F, Q to Broadway / Lafayette or
F to 2nd Ave or
N, R to 8th St
By bus
M15, M103