July 25th, 2012


A King of Infinite Space, a new, and musical, version of Hamlet featuring the music of Pearl Jam. I’m interested to see how this work in progress evolves…
Photo: Sacha Lecca

(Hamlet, played by Rey Lucas, sings “Footsteps”)

Reblogged from Sacha Lecca
July 19th, 2012


New Pearl Jam-Themed ‘Hamlet’ Production Premieres Off-Broadway

At long last, someone had the ingenious idea to combine two of my all-time favorite things in the world: William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the music of Pearl Jam. I promise it makes more sense than you might think. If you’re in New York City this week and looking for something interesting to check out, I’d adamantly suggest checking out A King Of Infinite Space, a new “rock and roll adaptation” of Hamlet that just premiered at the HERE production house last night.

Get the details and ticket info here…

Reblogged from MusicOlogy
April 24th, 2012
Noted playwright Mando Alvarado’s modern spin on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet places the plot in the Lower East Side for a more relatable take on the quintessential tale of struggling family dynamics, power, and revenge. Fusing the music and themes from American rock icon Pearl Jam’s ground-breaking album, Ten, with a gritty Lower East Side dynamic, this concert event relates Shakespeare’s 17th century literature to 21st century New York City.
description of the SummerStage theater piece A King of Infinite Space, to be performed in the Bronx July 13 and 14

(Source: gothamist.com)

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