Special event

Then and Now: Gospel at Colonus + Screening of the Book of Clarence

September 12, 2018

Alternate Title With Lee Breuer, Sam Butler, and Bob Telson in conversation with Joseph V. Melillo
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Director Lee Breuer, composer Bob Telson, and former member of the Blind Boys of Alabama Sam Butler join BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo for an insightful, expansive conversation about The Gospel at Colonus. This spectacular gospel musical—which had its premiere at the BAM Harvey Theater as part of the inaugural Next Wave Festival in 1983—transports the story of Oedipus at Colonus to an African-American Pentecostal church service. The Gospel at Colonus is being revived by The Public Theater and the Onassis Foundation USA at the Delacorte in September, with Oedipus being performed by the current lineup of the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Identifier 2018f.SE.00912
Season Fall 2018
VenueCarey Playhouse (Music Hall, BAM Rose Cinema)