This Ain’t No Disco
Music & Lyrics by STEPHEN TRASK & PETER YANOWITZ
Book by STEPHEN TRASK & PETER YANOWITZ and RICK ELICE
Choreography by CAMILLE A. BROWN
Directed by DARKO TRESNJAK
Linda Gross Theater
June 30 – August 12, 2018
This Ain’t No Disco is a world premiere musical from the creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood), choreographed by Camille A. Brown (Once On This Island), and directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Anastasia).
Part rock opera, part impressionist tone poem set in the nightclubs and art world of 1979 New York City, This Ain’t No Disco interweaves the stories of strivers, dreamers and drifters searching for their place at Studio 54 and Mudd Club, the art scene and downtown lofts. In their uptown/downtown quest for revelry and kinship, this disparate group, in different stages of becoming and falling apart, find themselves and each other in a city on the verge of a massive cultural shift.
Cast & Creative
“An excellent score! Trask and Yanowitz show a true gift for melody. Their wordplay never fails to dazzle.”
Robert Hofler, The Wrap
“A high energy, glitter-ball bedecked celebration.”
Sara Holdren, New York Magazine
Photos by Ben Arons