THE AVETT BROTHERS REVEAL NEW ARTWORK FOR MUSICAL SWEPT AWAY
GRAMMY® Award-nominated group The Avett Brothers have shared brand new artwork for the musical Swept Away: Inspired By & Featuring The Music of The Avett Brothers.
Bringing the band’s music to life on stage like never before, Swept Away debuts on June 14, 2020, at Berkeley Rep. The show features classics from the group’s catalog translated to a theatrical setting by Tony® Award-winning stage and screenwriter John Logan [Red, Skyfall, Gladiator, Broadway’s Moulin Rouge] and Tony® Award-winning director Michael Mayer [American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch]. Additionally, the world premiere will star John Gallagher, Jr. and Sark Sands—with further casting to be revealed soon.
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A haunting musical tale of the sea, sacrifice, and salvation
“What do you do when you’re so lost even God can’t see you?”
Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) blew the roof off Berkeley Rep in 2009 with Green Day’s American Idiot. Now he returns with a captivating world premiere musical, this time featuring a book by Tony Award-winning stage and screenwriter John Logan (Red, Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!, Skyfall, Gladiator), and music and lyrics by “America’s biggest roots band” (Rolling Stone) and multiple Grammy Award nominee The Avett Brothers.
1888, off the coast of New Bedford, MA. When a violent storm sinks their whaling ship, the four surviving souls—a young man in search of adventure, his older brother who has sworn to protect him, a captain at the end of a long career at sea, and a worldly first mate who has fallen from grace—each face a reckoning: How far will I go to stay alive? And can I live with the consequences?
Produced by special arrangement with Matthew Masten and Sean Hudock.