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Let’s go back to The Armory!! Big thanks to Lynn C. for shining a spotlight on this show for me. Looks like an effusive and ebullient celebration of music, choreography, and storytelling all in 90 minutes in the always transporting Armory.

Due to its sold out status the run was only JUST EXTENDED which is why we were able to nab spots. Has not even begun in previews and there is already talk of a Broadway transfer. OOh yes. Let’s GO!

Your ticket price: $195
Your ticket price includes our favorable group ticket pricing of $169 plus a $26 service fee.

To read more about this world premier DEBUT on The Armory’s website….

With inclusion on several reviewer’s “best of the decade” lists when it was released including those of Paste, NPR, and Rolling Stone, Sufjan Stevens’ acclaimed 2005 concept album Illinois enjoys cult status for its lush orchestrations and wildly inventive portrayal of the state’s people, landscapes, and history, complete with UFOs, zombies, and predatory wasps. This musically ambitious work, which weaves together cinematic orchestral anthems, jazz riffs, and other musical influences to explore wide-ranging narratives about blossoming queerness and self-exploration is expanded upon through a mix of live music and impressionistic choreography to revisit the beloved album’s themes of self-discovery.

Dancer, choreographer, and director Justin Peck has assembled an impressive body of creative projects, starting out as a soloist with New York City Ballet and moving on to create work for that company and prestigious companies from around the world, as well as on Broadway with Carousel and Stephen Spielberg’s acclaimed film West Side Story. The Tony Award-winner embraces Stevens’ album in an ecstatic pageant of storytelling, theater, dance, and live music with a cast of virtuosic dancers, singers, and musicians with a narrative crafted with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury (FairviewMarys Seacole). Featuring new arrangements of the entire album by composer and pianist Timo Andres for a live band and three voices, ranging in style from DIY folk and indie rock to marching band and ambient electronics, this bold, new music-theater production leads audiences on a mighty journey through the American heartland, from campfire storytelling to the edges of the cosmos.

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Illinoise

Monday, Mar 25th @ 7:30 pm

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Date:
Monday, Mar 25th
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$195.00
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Venue

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10065 United States
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Space does open up! When it does it’s often at the last minute. Will keep our fingers crossed. Would love to see you at this experience!