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MCC Theater presents
music and lyrics by Stephin Merritt
book by David Greenspan
based on the novel by Neil Gaiman
directed by Leigh Silverman
Begins May 7
"Critics sometimes compare Stephin Merritt with Cole Porter because Porter is shorthand for the kind of smart, urbane lyrics Merritt writes."
-New York TImes
"David Greenspan is probably all-round the most talented theater artist of my generation."
"Neil Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any medium."
"Jayne Houdyshell could probably transform the reading of a macaroni and cheese recipe into a tour-de-force. Watching her do absolutely nothing is more entertaining than witnessing many actors scale the heights of Shakespeare."
-New York TImes
Poor bored Coraline. She's left to rattle 'round her perpetually distracted, workaholic parents' house all by her lonesome. But late one night, her dreams of a better reality come true as she opens a big, carved, wooden door at the far end of the drawing room and passes into a perfect replica of her own world. When she's greeted there by a vastly loving Other Mother and a kindly Other Father, she's thrilled! But as the rats start to creep from the floorboards, and the way home becomes increasingly unclear, Coraline begins to suspect that, perhaps, all is not as perfect as it seems?
A musical like no other, Coraline sprang from the minds of three of the most wildly popular cult figures of our time. Adapted from the terrifying children's book by Neil Gaiman (author of the international sensation Sandman), this tale of menace and mayhem is set to music and lyrics by smart-rock iconoclast Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, and boasts a book by celebrated downtown actor/playwright, David Greenspan, who serves double-duty as the villainous Other Mother. Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Well, The Receptionist) stars in the title role, and bringing it all together is acclaimed director Leigh Silverman (Yellowface, From Up Here, Well).
at The Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
Tue-Wed 7, Thu-Fri 8, Sat 2+8, Sun 3
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