Off-Broadway's Keen Company hosts a one-night-only benefit concert of Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner's Glory Days February 12 at Peter Norton Symphony Space. The concert is the first major presentation of the rock musical since its infamously short-lived 2008 Broadway debut; the show played just 17 previews and one official performance.
Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein is directing the all-star cast, which includes Derek Klena as Andy, Colton Ryan as Will, Jordan Dobson as Jack, and George Salazar as Skip. Lily Ling is music directing.
Featuring a book by Gardiner and music and lyrics by Blaemire, Glory Days tells the story of four high school friends who reunite one year after graduation to enact revenge on their former bullies. Keen Company's concert features new orchestrations by Van Hughes.
Up next for the company is a world premiere for Kia Corthron's Fish, running March 19-April 20 at Theatre Row's Theatre Five. Adrienne D. Williams is directing the production, being presented in collaboration with Working Theater. Originally developed in Keen's Playwrights Lab, the play centers on a high school senior and her teacher, exploring the challenges of NYC's public school system and celebrating the powerful bonds between students and educators.
For more information, visit KeenCompany.org.