All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, to Open Off Broadway

ALL IS CALM:

THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914

 

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MUSICAL TO OPEN OFF-BROADWAY THIS WINTER

 

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PETER ROTHSTEIN

VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY ERICK LICHTE & TIMOTHY C. TAKACH

MUSIC DIRECTION BY ERICK LICHTE

 

PREVIEWS BEGIN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018

OPENING NIGHT SET FOR NOVEMBER 18, 2018

LIMITED RUN THROUGH DECEMBER 30, 2018

AT THE SHEEN CENTER FOR THOUGHT & CULTURE

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE AND AVAILABLE AT:

WWW.ALLISCALM.ORG

(New York – July 24, 2018) Laura Little Theatricals and Theater Latté Da are proud to announce the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914. Written and directed by Peter Rothstein (Founding Artistic Director, Theater Latté Da), with vocal arrangements by Erick Lichte (Artistic Director, Chor Leoni) and Timothy C. Takach (St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Boston Pops) and music direction by Lichte,ALL IS CALM begins previews at the Sheen Center For Thought & Culture (18 Bleeker Street) on November 9, 2018 with opening night set for November 18, playing a limited run through December 30, 2018. Tickets are available now by visiting www.alliscalm.org.

The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it, ALL IS CALM is brought to life by a cast of 10 actor/singers and blends iconic WWI patriotic tunes, trench songs, medieval ballads and Christmas carols from England, Wales, France, Belgium and Germany with texts written by more than 30 World War I figures.

Peter Rothstein, the show's creator, conducted research for two years to develop ALL IS CALM. “I wanted to tell the story in their own words, I created the drama by stringing together letters, war documents, autobiographies, World War I poetry, gravestone inscriptions, even an old radio broadcast,” said Rothstein. “For decades, the truce was considered a romantic fable, fiction, and I wanted to give legitimate voice to this remarkable moment that had somehow been denied its rightful place in history. I cannot express how gratifying it has been to share the story of these heroic men, in their own words, across the country and around the globe.”

ALL IS CALM features costume design by Trevor Bowen, lighting design by Marcus Dilliard, and sound design by Nicholas Tranby.

Casting will be announced at a later date.

Since ALL IS CALM had its world premiere in a live broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio in 2007, the show has enjoyed global success with broadcasts on five continents through American Public Media and the European Broadcasting Union. The program has won awards including the Gold World Medal at the 2010 New York Festivals and the 2010 Gabriel Award, which honors works of excellence in broadcasting that serve audiences through the positive, creative treatment of concerns to humankind.

ALL IS CALM has toured the United States for ten seasons, reaching more than 50 cities playing prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Cal Performances (Berkeley, CA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). The work has also been licensed and performed by theater companies and choruses across the US and Canada.

The performance schedule for ALL IS CALM is as follows:

THROUGH NOVEMBER 18: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Exceptions:  the performance on Sunday, November 18 will be at 5pm. There is no 2pm performance on Saturday, November 10 or Saturday, November 17.

BEGINNING NOVEMBER 19 THROUGH DECEMBER 1: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm; Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday at 2pm. Exceptions: There is no performance on Thursday, November 22. There is an additional performance on Friday, November 23 at 2pm.

BEGINNING DECEMBER 2 THROUGH DECEMBER 30: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 7pm; Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday at 2pm. Exceptions: There are no performances on Sunday, December 9 at 2pm and Sunday, December 23 at 7pm; there is an additional performance on Monday, December 24 at 2pm.

Through November 18, tickets to ALL IS CALM are $51. Beginning November 21, tickets range from $71-$91. They are available by calling the Sheen Center box office at 212-925-2812 or by purchasing online at www.alliscalm.org.

For more information about ALL IS CALM:

www.alliscalm.org

ABOUT THEATER LATTÉ DA

 

Founded in 1998, Theater Latté Da is entering its 21st season of presenting original and re-imagined musical theater. Theater Latté Da seeks to create new connections between story, music, artist, and audience by exploring and expanding the art of musical theater. TLD is dedicated to expanding the American Musical Theater with work that speaks to a contemporary audience. Theater Latté Da is the only nonprofit professional theater in the Twin Cities that exclusively produces musical theater. Since its inception, TLD has presented 71 Mainstage productions, including ten world premieres, and ten area premieres. Each has garnered critical acclaim and earned its artists and TLD a host of awards, including: seven IVEY Awards for overall excellence, National Endowment for the Arts, the Gabriel Award for Broadcast Excellence, and the American Theater Wing National Theater Company Award. www.latteda.org

ABOUT LAURA LITTLE THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS

Laura Little Theatrical Productions brings vision and passion to producing exceptional theater. Broadway credits include co-producer of the Tony-award winning productions of Come From Away and Peter and the Starcatcher. Other producing credits include: First Date starring Zachary Levi, Johnny Baseball, Traditions of Christmas and a reading of The Giver featuring Patty Duke. Laura Little has also produced concerts featuring Doug Webster, pianist/vocalist Kevin Cole, and singer Cami Bradley. She is looking forward to her role as lead producer in the off-Broadway production of Theater Latté Da’s All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.

 

ABOUT THE SHEEN CENTER FOR THOUGHT & CULTURE

Located in the NoHo/East Village section of downtown New York on historic Bleecker Street, the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is a vibrant new arts organization that presents over 75 events a year specializing in theatre, music, film, and talks. A project of the Archdiocese of New York, the Sheen Center complex encompasses the 270-seat Loreto mainstage theatre, a 90-seat Black Box Theatre, four rehearsal studios, and an Art Gallery. All Is Calm will be performed in the Loreto Mainstage Theater. www.sheencenter.org 

Trevor Chauvin