A buoyant celebration of Shakespeare's words colliding with a New Orleans jazz beat featuring Tony nominee, Emily Skeggs. After sold out summer performances at nancy manocherian's Jazz at the cell, multiple runs in Boston and New Orleans, New York City is ready for The Shakespearean Jazz Show!
Energetic and innovative, The Shakespearean Jazz Show reinvigorates and recontextualizes Shakespearean performance. Experience how the loose, improvisatory nature of jazz music can free Shakespearean text, allowing the feeling and intent of the words to be expressed in a completely new way. The Nine Worthies band, whose name is born from Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, collaborates with the ensemble, providing an unforgettable parade of Shakespearean sonnets, songs and scenes composed to original New Orleans-style jazz. Don't miss your chance to enjoy the playful antics and soulful music live in The Shakespearean Jazz Show, a Boston-born project created by young artists from Emerson College and Berklee College of Music.