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About The Other Mozart - Off Broadway

Show Info

Running Time
75 minutes
Opened
Jan 13, 2018
Closed
Jan 15, 2018

Summary

The Other Mozart (Drama Desk and Off Broadway Alliance award-nominated and New York Innovative Theatre awards-winning play) returns to Players Theatre.

The Other Mozart is the true, forgotten story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus—a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.

Described by the New York Times as “strikingly beautiful,” the one woman drama is based on facts and stories pulled directly from the Mozart family’s humorous and heartbreaking letters and set in and on a magnificent 18-foot dress, created to fill and spill over the entire stage.

With the opulent beauty of the dress and hair design, the sweet smell of perfume and the clouds of dusting powder rising from the stage, The Other Mozart is a multi-sensual experience that transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight—but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice where, finally, this other Mozart tells her story.

Along with music composed by her famous brother and Marianna Martines (a Viennese female composer who inspired Nannerl), the play features original music by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen—featured composers of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, BAM and the International Contemporary Ensemble—for the instruments Nannerl knew intimately such as clavichords, music boxes and bells, as well as teacups, fans, and other ordinary objects that might have captured her imagination.

Period style movement (by Janice Orlandi) creates a world of opulence and elegance through articulate delicacy of expressive balletic gestures, reverent court bows, and fan language.

The Other Mozart is written and performed by Sylvia Milo, directed by Isaac Byrne, with music composed by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen (additional music by Marianna Martines, Leopold and W. A. Mozart); sound design by Nathan Davis; period style movement directed by Janice Orlandi; costume design by Magdalena Dabrowska (dress) and Miodrag Guberinic (pannier/corset sculpture), with hair design by Courtney Bednarowski; lighting design by Joshua Rose.

Venue

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Players Theatre

115 Macdougal Street
New York, NY