Bernstein’s MASS gets lyrics by Schwartz

MASS Logo The Northwestern University performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass starts tonight at the Cahn Auditorium and will run until November 15th. In consultation with Jamie Bernstein, new lyrics for Mass have been created by Stephen Schwartz.

Featuring an eclectic mix of genres that includes rock, jazz, Broadway, blues, opera and hymns, Mass examines the crisis of faith of a celebrant, sung here by Andrew Howard (with Seth Dhonau performing the role at the Saturday matinée).

An audio interview about the production is available at the Northwestern University website, while Mass on Facebook features a behind-the-scenes video. Mass has been directed by Dominic Missimi with choreography by Jeffrey Hancock.

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