Those looking for innovative and impactful theater will be in for a treat with NYU Steinhardt’s upcoming production of NINE.
In this musical adaptation of Fellini’s 8 1/2, NINE stages a man and the dozens of women in his life. Famous but hot-headed director Guido Contini, succumbing to the pressures of filming his latest epic film, suffers a midlife crisis. One by one, the women of his past and present – including his mother, his wife, his mistress and his leading lady – haunt him, instruct him, scold him, seduce him and encourage him until he finally learns to grow up.
The show runs from September 22 to September 26 at the Frederick Loewe Theater, featuring Jordan Segal (Thursday, Saturday, Monday) and Jake Wernecke (Friday, Sunday) as Guido Contini, Lexi Pappas as Luisa Contini, Alexandra Rose Meli as Carla, Stephany Levi as Claudia, Lily Soto as Liliane La Fleur, Kayla Rodríguez Pérez as Guido’s mother, Kelsey McDaniel as Sarraghina, Gillian Weatherford as Stephanie Necrophorus, Clare Martin as La Dame du Spa, Julia Dale as Lina Darling, Eden Franco as Mama Maddelena, Katherine Ertman as Little Guido, and a talented cast: Kate Carey, Noelle DeFelice, Nadia Duncan, Sarah Duren, Emily Frick, Akshara Gunda, Rene Kozlowski, Katie Nam, Jade Navarro, Ana Riley-Portal, Sophia Rogers, Allison Steinert, Yumeko Stern, Christina Swanson and Grace Yurchuk.
The cast is made up of students from NYU Steinhardt’s vocal performance program, which culminates in a Bachelor of Music (undergraduate program) or Master of Music (graduate program). The programs offer in-depth and in-depth training in musical theater voice, classical voice, or contemporary voice. Learn more here.
The show is directed by Taylor Haven Holt, music directed by Dr. Ana Flavia Zuim, choreographed by Kelsey McDaniel, set design by Ryan Howell, costume design by Michelle Humphrey, lighting designed by James Kolditz, sound designed by Margaret Montagna, dialect coached by Mike Walsh, assistant directed by Joey Mervis, associated music directed by Aidan Wells, assistant choreographed by Sarah Duren, stage manager Shannon Stewart and assistant stage manager Milena Gravante-Gunnells & Natalie Steele.
You can get your tickets here.
Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 W. 4th St.
Thursday, September 22, 8 p.m.
Friday, September 23, 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 3 p.m.
Monday, September 26, 8 p.m.