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Burn All Night

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  • AUG 18 - SEP 8, 2017

  • OBERON

  • Run Time: 95 minutes with one 5 minute intermission.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Book and Lyrics by Andy Mientus
Music by Van Hughes, Nicholas LaGrasta, and Brett Moses
Directed by Jenny Koons

In an age of uncertainty, four lost souls come to the city in search of themselves. An unflinching look at being young on the eve of global catastrophe, this world premiere musical directed by Jenny Koons (A Sucker EmceeIn This Moment) and choreographed by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) features a synth-pop score by Teen Commandments members Van HughesNicholas LaGrasta, and Brett Moses with a book and lyrics by Andy Mientus (“SMASH”).

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Burn All Night performs in OBERON’s immersive 18+ nightclub setting (standing room on the dance floor).
While many dates are already sold out, there may be tickets available at the door the night of each performance or there is a daily lottery run through TodayTix. Ticket availability will vary per night and is not guaranteed.

Need to know

The Dance Floor is standing room only. Patrons will move with the show as actors and scenic elements move around the space. Due to the immersive nature of the show, programs will be distributed after the show.

Please note: This production contains haze, strobe lights, sexual themes, strong language, and loud music. Ear plugs are available upon request.

Read more

Take a look inside rehearsal —

Read these blog posts to learn more about the production:

Read a program note by writer Andy Mientus.

There Is No Line:
Director Jenny Koons on the Politics of Participation 

by Robert Duffley

Kicking Out The Chorus Boy:
How Choreographer Sam Pinkleton is Breaking the Mold

by Elizabeth Amos

When the World Ends, We Burn All Night
An interview with Andy Mientus and Van Hughes

by Yan Chen

Read the show’s program

Read the show’s song list

Read about Burn All Night and other upcoming productions in the A.R.T. Guide.

Click here to access the electronic press kit for Burn All Night.

Notable dates

The Dance Floor is standing room only. Patrons will move with the show as actors and scenic elements move around the space. Due to the immersive nature of the show, programs will be distributed after the show.

Please note: This production contains haze, strobe lights, sexual themes, strong language, and loud music. Ear plugs are available upon request.

Age Appropriateness

OBERON is an 18+ venue. Audience members under the age of 18 may attend with a parent or guardian. Burn All Night is a production intended for mature High School students. Must be 21+ to drink alcohol.

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Burn All Night Digital Ticket Lottery via TodayTix

For each performance of Burn All Night, a limited number of $10 Standing Room tickets will be available via mobile Lottery through our digital partner, TodayTix.

The Lottery entry period will begin each day at midnight EST and continue until 5 hours prior to showtime.

How to Enter the Digital Lottery:

1. Download the TodayTix app in the App Store or Google Play Store. Open the app and scroll to find Burn All NightClick here to download the TodayTix app.

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Credits

Creative team

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Book

Andy Mientus

Andy Mientus makes his theatrical writing debut with Burn All Night. Together with his husband, Michael Arden, he conceived Deaf West Theatre’s Tony Award-nominated revival of Spring Awakening, in which he also acted at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Los Angeles and the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, at theaters such as The Mark Taper Forum and The Kennedy Center, and on television. He has twice been named in Out Magazine’s list of the 100 most compelling LGBT people of the year. Education: Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, University of Michigan. 

 

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Music by

Van Hughes, Nicholas LaGrasta, Brett Moses

Director

Jenny Koons

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Director

Jenny Koons

Recent projects: A Sucker Emcee, National Black Theatre; Airness, Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville; What Are You Doing Here? (by Charles Fuller), Golden State Freeway (by John Guare), My Anniversary (by David Henry Hwang), Deja Vu and This Moment After (by Regina Taylor), Barrel Wave (Naomi Wallace), Theatre for One (World Premieres); The Blueprint, NYU Graduate Acting; K-I-S-S-I-N-G, Huntington Summer Workshop; {my lingerie play}, Joe’s Pub; Runaways, New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center; Instant SPKRBOX, SPKRBOX Festival commission, Norway; Bars and Measures (World Premiere), National New Play Network; Gimme Shelter, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games commission; Abyme, Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Dixon Place; A Sucker Emcee, LAByrinth Theater, SPKRBOX Festival, Verkstedhallen, Dramatikkens Hus; Queen of the Night (Associate/ Resident Director, 2014 Drama Desk Award); The Odyssey Project, Dixon Place, Site-speci c across NYC. Jenny is curator of the New York City Center's Encores! O -Center Lobby Project, co-curator of the 2016 Toronto ThisGen Conference, and co-founder of Artists 4 Change NYC (National Black Theatre). She is on the steering committee for The Ghostlight Project, serves on the advisory board for UK-based Artistic Directors of the Future, and is a member of New York City Center’s Artists' Board. 

 

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Choreographer

Sam Pinkleton

Choreographer

Sam Pinkleton

A.R.T./OBERON: Kansas City Choir Boy. Broadway: MachinalThe Heidi Chronicles. Recent: Amélie, Berkeley Rep; Significant Other, Roundabout; Heisenberg, MTC; Pretty Filthy, The Civilians; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Kazino; Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric PlayFly By NightStage Kiss; Playwrights Horizons; I Promised Myself to Live Faster, Pig Iron/Humana Festival; HAIR: Retrospection, Kansas City Rep;The Understudy, McCarter. Sam is an Associate Artist with The Civilians and Witness Relocation and is co-director of The Dance Cartel’s ONTHEFLOOR. Upcoming: Rimbaud in New York, BAM; The Good Swimmer, Prototype Festival. sampinkleton.com

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Scenic Designer

Sara Brown

Scenic Designer

Sara Brown

A.R.T.: The Lily’s Revenge.  A.R.T. Institute: Bob: A Life in Five Acts. Selected designs include: A House in Bali, BAM and CalPerformances; World of Wires, The Kitchen NYC and Festival d’automne Paris; Temperamentals, Lyric Stage Company; Distracted, Central Square Theater; The Gacy Play, Slideshow Theater Co. Chicago. She is the Director of Design at MIT. 

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Costume Designer

Evan Prizant

Costume Designer

Evan Prizant

Broadway (Associate Costume Designer): Sunday in the Park with George (with Jake Gyllenhaal). Off-Broadway: The Providence of Neighboring Bodies, Ars Nova/Dutch Kills; Samuel and Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot Wars, Ars Nova/The Mad Ones; Gormanzee and Other Stories, The Flea/Anna+Meredith. Regional: James and The Giant Peach, And Then They Came for Me, Stage One Louisville; I Saw His Body and Forgot My Own, Soaking WET; Some Editing and Some Theme Music, FringeNYC, NOLA Fringe. Education: MFA, Boston University; BA, Tulane University. 

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Lighting Designer

Bradley King

Lighting Designer

Bradley King

A.R.T.: We Live in Cairo; Endlings; Burn All Night; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; O.P.C. Broadway: Hadestown (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Award nominations); Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Awards); Bernhardt/Hamlet. Off-Broadway: Roundabout, MCC, LCT3, Ars Nova, Signature, Atlantic, Cherry Lane. New York: LAByrinth Theater Company, The Kitchen, Wild Project. Regional: Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, The Old Globe, South Coast Rep, Virginia Stage, Yale Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Opera: Bard Summerscape, Boston Early Music Festival, Kentucky Opera, Virginia Opera. Education/Training: MFA, NYU.

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Sound Designer

Jessica Paz

Sound Designer

Jessica Paz

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway (Associate Designer): Bandstand; Dear Evan Hansen; Fela!, Workshops, Off-Broadway, Broadway, National Theatre London, European Tour, Lagos, Nigeria, US National Tour. O -Broadway (Designer): A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Delacorte Theatre; A Sucker EmCee; The Muscles in Our Toes, LAByrinth; Becoming Dr. Ruth, Westside Theater; Looking for the Pony, Vital Theater Co.; Women Beware Women, Red Bull Theater; STRETCH–A Fantasia, New Georges. 

 

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Casting

Stephanie Yankwitt

Theater (current projects): Fugard Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa; Tectonic Theater Project, NYC. Film (current projects): Sweet Home Tennessee, Opening Night Prods/Opus Films; Give Me Liberty, Animal Kingdom/ A24. Stephanie Yankwitt is the Director of Casting for TBD Casting. Stephanie also partners with founding producer Hunter Arnold for TBD Theatricals' projects, including Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen, Anastasia, and the upcoming Once On This Island, as well as the film adaptation of the musical stage play A Little More Alive, set to shoot in April, 2018. Burn All Night has been in development with TBD since Fall 2014. 

 

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Associate Choreographer

Ari Groover

Associate Choreographer

Ari Groover

Broadway: Holler If Ya Hear Me. Off-Broadway: Bare: The Musical; Half Time (World Premiere). Regional: The Donna Summer Musical (World Premiere), La Jolla Playhouse. TV/Film: “Law and Order: SVU,” Spider-man: Homecoming; 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?. Choreography: In the Heights, NYU; Broadway Dreams; She Created It. 

 

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Production Stage Manager

Taylor Brennan

Production Stage Manager

Taylor Brennan

A.R.T.: Stage Manager: HEAR WORD!Burn All Night; Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education1984; O.P.C.The Shape She MakesThe Donkey Show. Assistant Stage Manager: Bedlam's Sense & SensibilityThe Night of the IguanaFingersmithRoosevElvisKansas City Choir BoyNatasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812The Heart of Robin HoodAll the WayThe Glass MenagerieThe Lily’s RevengeOnce. Production Associate: Prometheus BoundThe Blue FlowerCabaret. Education/Training: Graduate of Boston University (Summa cum laude) College of Fine Arts.

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Music Supervision & Vocal Arrangements

Cian McCarthy

Music Supervision & Vocal Arrangements

Cian McCarthy

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: The Book of Mormon, In The Heights, Miss Saigon. Tours: The Book of Mormon, In The Heights. Off-Broadway: Invisible Thread (Additional Orchestrations), Second Stage; Kingdom, Public Theater. Regional: A Little More Alive, Kansas City Rep; The Weird Sisters, Old Globe; Tales of the City (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award nomination, Best Musical Direction), A.C.T. Symphonic Arrangements: Allen Stone, Seattle Rock Opera. Performances: Lincoln Center, Blue Note, National Concert Hall, Guinness Jazz Festival, keyboardist on numerous commercial recording sessions. Education: Berklee College of Music. 

 

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Cast

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Bobby

Lincoln Clauss

Regional: All Shook Up, My Fair Lady, Tent Theater. Concerts: Best of Broadway with Sutton Foster, The Cincinnati Pops; Times Have Changed, Joe’s Pub. Education: BFA (Musical Theatre), Ball State University. 

 

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Zak

Kenneth Clark

A.R.T.: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Broadway: The Great Comet. Off-Broadway: The Great Comet, Kazino; February House, Public Theater. First National Tour: La Cage aux Folles. Regional: Moonshine (Bucky Jr.), Dallas Theater Center; Camelot (Arthur), Drury Lane Theater; Rent (Roger), Syracuse Stage; Urinetown (Bobby), Connecticut Rep; Sweeney Todd (Anthony), The Gateway. TV: “House of Cards,” Net ix; “The Blacklist,” NBC; “Gotham,” FOX. Education: University of Miami. 

 

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Holly

Krystina Alabado

Broadway: American Psycho (Original Broadway Cast, Vanden), Green Day’s American Idiot. National Tours: Evita (Mistress), American Idiot, Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: David Bowie’s Lazarus, NYTW; Camp Wanatachi (Titi), La MaMa. Regional: Miss You Like Hell, La Jolla Playhouse; Beautiful Room, Long Wharf Theatre; Pregnancy Pact, Weston Playhouse. Workshops: This Ain’t No Disco, Between The Lines, Whisper House, American Psycho, Lazarus, among others. TV/Film: “Tyrant,” FX; First Reformed (2018 release). @krystinaalabado 

 

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Will

Perry Sherman

Broadway: Fun Home. National Tours: Next to Normal, Spring Awakening. New York: Milk and Honey (David), York Theatre. Toronto: Les Misérables (Marius). Regional: Amélie (Lucien, World Premiere), Berkeley Rep (choreo. Sam Pinkleton); Ballad of Little Jo (Ernie), Two River Theater. Education: Carnegie Mellon University. 

 

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The Kids

Gabrielle Carrubba, Aurie Ceylon, Marquis Johnson, Ashley LaLonde, AJ Rafael, MJ Rodriguez, Jamar Williams

The Kids

Gabrielle Carrubba, Aurie Ceylon, Marquis Johnson, Ashley LaLonde, AJ Rafael, MJ Rodriguez, Jamar Williams

Band

Bandleader/Keyboards

Michael Mastroianni

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Bandleader/Keyboards

Michael Mastroianni

Music director, orchestrator, multi-instrumentalist for over 100 musical theater productions. Off-Broadway: Green Card the Musical. Regional: Next to Normal, Carrie, Sister Act, Avenue Q, Gypsy, The Full Monty, Rent, Les Miserables, Cabaret, The Wiz, Legally Blonde. Current student of Berklee College of Music studying film scoring. 

 

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Drums

Maxime Cholley

Music: Performances and/or recordings with Tigran Hamasyan, Mono Neon, Darren Barrett, Omar Offendum, and more in Boston and France. Awards: “Prix des Neiges,” Savoiexpo Foundation; “Bourse de la Vocation,” Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation. Education: Artist Diploma (Drums Performance; Avedis Zildjian Endowed Scholarship), Berklee College of Music. 

 

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Bass

Maddie Jay

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Bass

Maddie Jay

Music: Moondog (2017), Meanwhile... (2016), Not Going Back (2015), Maddie Jay and the pH Collective; other work on electric bass and ddle. Education: Berklee College of Music. 

 

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Guitar

Claudio Rainó

Regional: Bridges of Madison County (Guitar Chair), Speakeasy Stage Co.; The Fantasticks (Guitar Chair), Stonington Opera House; West Side Story, City of Angels, Avenue Q, Cabaret, Next to Normal, Berklee College of Music. Festivals: Outside the Box, Boston Book Festival, Annual Words and Music Festival. Education: BM (Guitar Performance), Berklee College of Music. Claudio is a Boston-based guitarist hailing from Rome, Italy. 

 

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Additional staff

Assistant Stage Manager

Alycia Marucci

Assistant Stage Manager

Alycia Marucci

A.R.T.: The Donkey Show, Bedlam's Sense & SensibilityBurn All NightFingersmith, Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Opera: Le Carnaval de Venise, works by Ulisse, Pergolesi, Charpentier (Production Stage Manager), Boston Early Music Festival; Guilio Cesare (Production Stage Manager), Boston Baroque. Musical Theater: Showboat, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rent, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddlehead Theatre Company. Plays: Finish Line (Production Stage Manager), Boston Theater Company. Education: BA (Arts Admin.), Suffolk University. 

 

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Assistant Scenic Designer

Madie Hays

Costume Design Assistant

Aislinn Brophy

Assistant Light Designer

Bailey Costa

Assistant Sound Designer

Peter Gangi

Voice and Text

Erika Bailey

Voice and Text

Erika Bailey

A.R.T.: We Live in CairoEndlings; Othello; ExtraOrdinary; Jagged Little Pill; WARHOLCAPOTE; Burn All Night; The Night of the Iguana; Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women; Fingersmith; Waitress; In the Body of the World; O.P.C. Broadway: Mary Stuart. Regional: New Electric Ballroom, Gloucester Stage Company; Absurd Person Singular, Nora Theatre Company; Arms and the Man, Guthrie Theatre; A Christmas Carol, McCarter Theatre; The Foreigner, Cabaret, To Kill a Mockingbird, Kansas City Repertory Theatre. As Head of Voice and Speech at A.R.T., Erika also teaches voice in the Theater, Dance & Media concentration at Harvard as well as teaching public speaking skills across the university. Education: MA, Voice Studies, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; MFA, Acting, Brandeis University.

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Assistant Director

Thomas Peterson

Script Consultant

Tony Meneses

Assistant Music Director

Brian Ge

Assistant Music Director

Brian Ge

A.R.T.: Endlings, The Black Clown (Rehearsal Accompanist), Jagged Little Pill (Music Intern), Burn All Night (Assistant Music Director), Violet (Assistant Music Director/Assistant Stage Manager), The Pirate Princess (Music Director). Broadway: Tootsie (upcoming). Off-Broadway: Rags Parkland Sings Songs Of The Future, Ars Nova; The Cleopatra Experience, Chelsea Music Hall. Opera: La Bohème, La Gioconda, The Damnation of Faust, Othello, Hansel and Gretel, The Metropolitan Opera. Education: BA, Computer Science, Harvard University; Piano Performance, The Juilliard School Pre-College Division.

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Keyboard & Computer Programmer

Nicholas LaGrasta

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Keyboard & Computer Programmer

Nicholas LaGrasta

Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Nick LaGrasta creates original music and sound design for advertising, film, and interactive media. Nick has scored music for clients including Sundance Channel, Sprint, Nissan, and MTV, and is a founding member of Brooklyn synth-pop band Teen Commandments. Education: BM (Music Production, Composition, Guitar Performance), Berklee College of Music (2009).

 

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Additional Programming

Brett Moses

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Additional Programming

Brett Moses

Brett Moses is a modern- day tent revivalist and inducer of ecstasies. A punk-trained songwriter, singer, and keyboardist, Brett is commonly seen on stage with his synth-pop band, Teen Commandments. Education: BA (The Sociology of Music), New York University. Twitter: @paradiseinnyc. Instagram/Facebook: @teencommandments. 

 

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Copyist

Daniel Gittler

A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg

Yan Chen

Producing Assistant

Emily Bergquist

Production Assistants

Beckett Mullen, Claire Rivkin

A.R.T. Summer Internship Program

Tara Balan, Emerson College ’19, Development

Finn Bamber, Maumee Valley Country Day School ’18, Lighting

Hannah Berkowitz, New York University ’21, Artistic

Lily Davis, The Brearly School ’18, Artistic

Brian Ge, Harvard University ’18, Artistic^

Holden Higgins, Stuyvesant High School ’18, Artistic

David Lynch, Harvard University ’20, Education & Community Programs^

Ashley LaLonde, Harvard University ’20, Artistic^

Michelle LoRicco, University of Central Florida MFA ’18, Education & Community Programs

Beckett Mullen, Harvard University ’18, Artistic^

Thomas Peterson, Harvard University ’18, Artistic^

Allison Pichowicz, Carnegie Mellon University MAM ’18, Marketing

Claire Rivkin, Harvard University ’19, Artistic^

Zoë Sonnenberg, Stanford University ’18, Education & Community Programs

Jamie Tippett, Stanford University ’19, Sound

^With support from the Harvard University Office of Career Services