LaChiusa Musical Hits Jermyn Street

Last Updated on 15th July 2015

Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See opens at Jermyn Street TheatreMichael John LaChiusa’s Off-Broadway hit See What I Wanna See will have it’s London premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre for a limited four week run starting on September 8, 2015.

Named as one of the best musicals of 2005 by New York Magazine, See What I Wanna See was nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards including Best New Musical. The show premiered at New York’s Public Theatre in 2005 where it starred Idina Menzel in her first role following her Tony Award-winning performance originating the role of Elphaba in Wicked.

See What I Wanna See is a vibrant and provocative new musical that explores the nature of truth, and how it is altered by perspective. From medieval Japan where two lovers seek to escape a doomed relationship, to modern day New York where a priest is wrestling with his faith, See What I Wanna See weaves together three remarkable stories of lust, greed, murder, faith and redemption, where truth and lies have become entangled. Michael John LaChiusa’s beautiful and unexpected music blends a plethora of influences from jazz and salsa to classical and pop into a fluid, cinematic score. See What I Wanna See is a fiercely intelligent, heartfelt piece of theatre that calls into question; how pure can the truth ever be?

See What I Wanna See is written by Michael John LaChiusa, based on short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa as translated by Takashi Kojima. It is directed by Adam Lenson with musical direction by Richard Bates. It is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.

See What I Wanna See runs at the Jermyn Street Theatre from 8 September – 3 October 2015

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