“The Tempest” (Classic Musical), by William Shakespeare, adaptation, music and new lyrics by Todd Almond. Conceived by Lear DeBessonet and originally commissioned and produced by The Public Theatre.
Marooned and left to die on a remote island, Prospero can command spirits, create apparitions and manipulate the elements. By using his magic, he assembles his enemies to take revenge on them, and in the process, awakens in Miranda, his teenage daughter, her first experience of love. The premiere production showcased 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs, who shared the stage with professional actors and community partners.