Based on the play by Elmer Rice, Kurt Weill’s and Langston Hughes’ “Broadway opera,” with a score that blends operatic arias and ensembles; show tunes and dance numbers; jazz and blues; and dramatic dialogue, is a passionate, emotionally charged portrait of family and communal life among the multi-ethnic working-class and immigrant inhabitants of a crowded New York City tenement. Centered on the life-changing events of one oppressively hot summer day, Street Scene illuminates the tensions, despair, hopes and dreams of this melting-pot community. Contains mature themes including domestic violence and gunshots. Parental discretion advised.
Music by Kurt Weill; book by Elmer Rice, based on his play by the same name, lyrics by Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice; co-production with McGill University; stage direction by Patrick Hansen; music direction by Brian DeMaris; choreography by Mary Corsaro.
This performance is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY
"Street Scene" is used by arrangement with European American Music Corporation, agent for The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., the Rice Estate and the Hughes Estate.