Creative Team

Composer & Librettist

TODD ALMOND

Director

KEVIN NEWBURY

Music Director

DAVID BLOOM

Featuring

TODD ALMOND & COURTNEY LOVE

Choreography

SAM PINKLETON

Scenic design

VITA TZYKUN & CLARK PARKAN

Costume design

PAUL CAREY

Lighting design

DM WOOD

Video & Projection design

DARREL MALONEY

Sound design

BRANDON WOLCOTT

Hair/Makeup design

DAVID BOVA

"Goddess" dress by

ZAC POSEN

TODD ALMOND

KEVIN NEWBURY

DAVID BLOOM

About

Kansas City Choir Boy is a love song for the computer age and a product of the 24-hour news cycle that feeds on the stories of the anonymous “missing.” A theatricalized concept album about love altered by unexpected fate, the show tells the story of two lovers in small town America who separate when one goes in search of her destiny and then disappears. Borrowing themes from ancient myth, the show features songs by acclaimed composer/lyricist Todd Almond performed by rock icon Courtney Love and Mr. Almond, joined by a chorus of sirens, and a string quartet with Musical Direction by David Bloom.

Support

Premiered at the 2015 PROTOTYPE Festival, a co-production between Beth Morrison Projects & HERE

Tour produced by Beth Morrison Projects

Kansas City Choir Boy received development support from American Repertory Theater and Center Theatre Group.

Press

“Unsurprisingly awesome….A model for the album experience in the post-LP environment. It merged the headphone fantasia of bedroom listening with the smell-the-sweat shared experience of a club show."

Rolling Stone

“Enchanting allegory about human resilience amid grief”

Newsweek

“The hottest ticket in town”

NY Daily News

“The songs are attractive, digestible, and stylistically ecumenical, a suite of sparkly electronics, piano anthems, and soulful soliloquies.”

New York Magazine

“Her singing pierced the earnest prettiness of Almond’s rock writing and dug up emotions from within it.”

Pitchfork

“[Ms. Love’s] eyes have a transfixing quality and she moves with a slinky sexual tread. Her voice…retains the singular sound that made her an electrifying front woman for the band Hole: a single sustained note can seem to simultaneously contain a plea, a wound and a threat.”

The New York Times

01 / 06

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