Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Music by Florence Welch and Thomas Bartlett
Lyrics by Florence Welch
Book by Martyna Majok
Choreographed by Sonya Tayeh
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Loeb Drama Center
May 25, 2024 through July 21, 2024
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The American Repertory Theater at Harvard University (A.R.T.)
Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel "THE GREAT GATSBY" comes to new life in this world-premiere musical with a score by international rock star Florence Welch ("Florence + The Machine") and Oscar and Grammy Award-nominee Thomas Bartlett ("Doveman"), and a book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok ("Cost of Living").
"GATSBY" is staged by Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin ("Hadestown"; "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"; "Moby-Dick") with choreography by Tony Award-winner Sonya Tayeh ("Moulin Rouge!").
"GATSBY" will be produced at American Repertory Theater by special arrangement with Amanda Ghost and Len Blavatnik for Unigram/Access Entertainment, and Jordan Roth, in association with Robert Fox.
Hannah Giannoulis serves as co-producer.
Additional production support of "GATSBY" is provided by Janet and Irv Plotkin.
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The American Repertory Theater at Harvard University is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of theater, always including the audience as a partner.
We focus on the research and development of groundbreaking theatrical experiences that catalyze dialogue and transformation. We believe that by engaging our hearts, minds, and bodies, theater has the power to heal and imagine collective pathways forward. We commit to advancing public health in our practice and our programming, recognizing that racism in America is a national public health crisis. Our new home in Allston will be a breathable and healthy building envisioned as a town hall for the twenty-first century. Inspired by the model of a teaching hospital, the building will be a vibrant center for research, experiential pedagogy, and performance. We build community with our audiences, artists, students, staff, and neighbors across Greater Boston, embracing theater’s power to cultivate the full breadth and beauty of our shared humanity. We affirm and celebrate a multitude of perspectives and experiences that reflect the diversity of our country and world. We are dedicated to making a welcoming and accessible space for people of any identity, background, or ability.
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We center anti-racism
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We lead with inquiry
Ask questions in a spirit of brave curiosity in our never-ending journey of learning and growth
We believe in collaboration
Work together with trust and respect to unlock collective creativity
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Challenge assumptions and create capacity to support “next” practices
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