BD Wong soars in the one-man musical Herringbone, at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ. Directed by Roger Rees, Herringbone features a book by Tom Cone, music by Skip Kennon, lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh, choreography by Darren Lee, and musical direction by Dan Lipton. Herringbone is the story of an 8-year-old boy named George who discovers his gift for tap dancing. When all of the adults in his life rush to exploit his talents, George finds himself in a supernatural struggle for control over body and soul.
In September, BD Wong invited me photo-document him during rehearsals of Herringbone. It was fascinating to watch BD collaborate with his director Roger Rees and choreographer Darren Lee, as they integrated each of the eleven characters he portrays seamlessly to help tell this musical ghost story with a vaudeville twist. BD’s performance is a veritable tour-de-force which should not be missed.
Some of the behind the scenes photographs are on view in the lobby of the Berlind Theatre through October 12.
Performances for Herringbone are through October 12. Thurs. at 7:30pm, Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 3pm & 8pm, Sun. at 2pm & 7:30pm. You can receive a 15% discount off the ticket price when calling McCarter Ticket Office at (609) 258-2787 and mentioning AsianConnections.com. See you on the aisle.
Public Transit: McCarter is easily accessible by Amtrak or New Jersey Transit via the Northeast Corridor Line.Travel to Princeton Junction (New York train departs from Penn Station), then transfer to the “DINKY” shuttle to Princeton Station, a four minute ride. McCarter Theatre is directly across the street from Princeton Station.
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