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World Premiere Musical
THIS AIN’T NO DISCO
Music & Lyrics by STEPHEN TRASK & PETER YANOWITZ
Book by STEPHEN TRASK & PETER YANOWITZ
and RICK ELICE
directed by DARKO TRESNJAK
Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street
Set against the grit, the garbage strikes, the graffiti of 1979 New York City, This Ain’t No Disco tells the story of drifters and dreamers searching for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and Mudd Club. In their uptown/downtown quest for revelry and kinship, every decision is fateful in a city where one’s fate can turn on a dime bag. An electrifying new musical from composer/lyricist of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Stephen Trask, along with Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers), directed by Darko Tresjnak (Anastasia).
“Trask’s songs have everything: melody, swagger, piano, wit, electric guitar, harmony, fun, angst, a little filth. The band, [Yanowitz & co], combine the look of old-school glam and punk with the one thing the genre currently lacks: youth.” – The New Yorker
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Stephen Trask (Music & Lyrics, Book) first achieved wide acclaim as the co-creator/composer/lyricist of the award-winning stage musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which was also developed into a feature film release by Fine Line Features and for which he won an Obie Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, a 1998 New York Magazine Award, Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Music, Lyrics and New Musical, a Grammy nomination for Best Cast Album, two GLAMA Awards, and Entertainment Weekly’s Best Soundtrack Award for 2001. The current Broadway production of the show won four 2014 Tony Awards, and the soundtrack has been nominated for a Grammy. Since 2003 Trask has been scoring films at both the independent and studio levels for directors as diverse as Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, Miramax Films), Paul Weitz (In Good Company, American Dreamz, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Little Fockers, Universal Pictures), Todd Graff (Camp, IFC Productions/Jersey Films/Killer Films), Tamara Jenkins, (The Savages, Fox Searchlight), Jon Kasdan (In the Land of Women, Warner Brothers), Robert Benton (Feast of Love, MGM/Lakeshore), John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Fine Line), Sean Anders (Sex Drive, Summit Entertainment), Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Dreamworks/Paramount), Alan Poul, (The Back-up Plan, CBS Films), Tom Vaughn (So Undercover, Exclusive Media), Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Lovelace). In addition to Hedwig Trask’s work for the Broadway stage includes orchestrations for the recent production of Rocky, the musical based on the classic film. He is also at work on a new musical in collaboration with book writer Chris D’Arienzo (Rock of Ages) to bring the Martin Scorsese/New Regency film The King of Comedy to the stage. Known for his time fronting ‘90s NYC punk band Cheater, Trask has also recorded and performed with artists such as Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Mould, Sleater-Kinney and Yoko Ono.
Peter Yanowitz (Music & Lyrics, Book) is a songwriter and performer living in New York City. He made his Broadway debut as ‘Schlatko,’ the drummer in the Tony award-winning Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Yanowitz was the original drummer of The Wallflowers, and for Natalie Merchant on her first three solo records Tigerlily, Ophelia and Live in Concert. Other artists he has recorded and performed with include Yoko Ono, Allen Ginsberg and Wilco. Yanowitz was also the bass player and main songwriter for the band Morningwood on Capitol records.
Darko Tresnjak (Director) received the 2014 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his direction of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, starring Jefferson Mays. He received an Obie Award in 2015 for his direction of The Killer at TFANA, starring Michael Shannon. Favorite productions include The Ghosts of Versailles with Patti LuPone and Patricia Racette (Los Angeles Opera); The Women with Kate Baldwin (The Old Globe); Rear Window with Kevin Bacon (Hartford Stage); The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham (TFANA, The Royal Shakespeare Company); All’s Well That Ends Well with Kate Forbes (TFANA); The Skin of Our Teeth with Marian Seldes and Kristine Nielsen (Williamstown Theatre Festival); What the Butler Saw with Paxton Whitehead (Huntington Theatre Company); and Titus Andronicus with John Vickery (Stratford Shakespeare Festival). His production of Anastasia, currently on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre, is opening in Spain and Germany and going on a national tour this fall. In September, his production of Samson et Dalila, starring Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna, will open the Metropolitan Opera’s 2018-2019 season. Darko is the Artistic Director of Hartford Stage.