- SINGLE TICKETS
World Premiere Musical
THIS AIN’T NO DISCO
Music & Lyrics by STEPHEN TRASK & PETER YANOWITZ
Book by STEPHEN TRASK & PETER YANOWITZ
and RICK ELICE
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).
“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
Stephen Trask (Music & Lyrics) 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) is an American musician, songwriter, and visual artist, who was born in Chicago, Illinois. Yanowitz was the original drummer of The Wallflowers (Virgin), and for Natalie Merchant (Electra) on her first three multi-platinum solo records Tigerlily, Ophelia, and Live in Concert at the Richard Rodgers Theater. He also played drums for Money Mark, the Black Sabbath tribute band Hand of Doom with Melissa Auf Der Maur, and with Nina Nastasia, on her album Dogs which was produced by Steve Albini. Other artists Yanowitz has played drums with include: Yoko Ono, Allen Ginsberg, and Wilco. In 2002 Yanowitz formed the NYC band Morningwood (Capitol), where he was the main songwriter and producer. Currently, Yanowitz is in the NYC band Exclamation Pony with Ryan Jarman. In 2014 Peter made his Broadway debut in the role of Schlatko in the internationally acclaimed rock musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch. He also performed the same role on the national tour of Hedwig.
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