Book & Lyrics by Jason Craig
Music by Dave Malloy
Directed by Ellie Heyman
Royalty, peasantry, sex, dirt, grandeur and hemophilia.
February 3 – March 5, 2017
St. John’s Lutheran Church | 155 Milton St, Brooklyn
Beardo is a Russian indie rock musical from the outrageous minds that brought us Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. This New York premiere explodes the mad inner workings of Rasputin, the infamous mystic who sexed his way to the fall of the Russian monarchy.
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“Beardo is a louche, lewd and assertively weird fantasia on the life of Rasputin. Dave Malloy’s score is enjoyably eclectic, borrowing from disco, jazz, rock and folk…” – The New York Times
“Beardo is near brilliant, played with pitch-perfect timing by the cast, particularly Damon Daunno, in a star-making turn… It is pure pleasure.”- The Daily Beast
“…an unforgettable theatrical experience. Malloy employs an eclectic mix of styles for a score that is both tuneful and daring resulting in stunning vocal performances throughout and the most breathtaking first act finale this side of Les Miserables.” – TheaterMania
Featuring: Rolls Andre, Willy Appelman+, Brian Bock, Damon Daunno*, Alex Christine Highsmith, Ben Langhorst, Liz Leimkuhler, and Shaye Troha.
Band: Blake Allen (viola), Ezra Gale (bass), Sarah Elizabeth Haines (violin), Sam Kulik (conductor/guitar), Susan Mandel (cello), Hajnal K. Pivnick (violin), and Charlotte Munn-Wood (violin alternate).
Producer: Natalie Gershtein
Music Director: Ian Axness
Set Design: Carolyn Mraz
Costume Design: Katja Andreiev
Lighting Design: Mary Ellen Stebbins
Sound Design: Dan Moses Schreier, Joshua Reid
Prop Design: Jess Adams
Choreography: Kuperman Brothers
Magic Consultant: Vinny DePonto
Production Stage Manager: Kristy Bodall
Production Manager: Jenny Beth Snyder
Technical Director: Jordan Schulze
Associate Producer: Zach Donovan
Casting Director: Rebecca Feldman
Assistant Directors: Felicia Lobo, Emily Moler
Assistant Stage Manager: Caroline D’Angelo
Music Assistants: Ellen Winter, Aaron Lindenberg
Wardrobe Assistant: Isabella Pacanins
Production Assistants: Shelby Graham, Eh-den Perlove
Casting Consultant: Taylor Williams
Marketing: Ari Schrier+
Publicity: Matt Ross PR
Advertising Consultant: Caolan Hunter
Graphic Design: Daniela Medina
Photography: Suzi Sadler
*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
+Pipeline Theatre Company ensemble member.