THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' (Musical)
A play by Twyla Tharp, "with the legendary songs of Bob Dylan":
THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' is a musical, conceived, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp.
Mixing the theatre, dance and the musical stylings of Bob Dylan, Twyla Tharp tells a coming-of-age story that takes place inside a low-rent traveling circus found within a dark and humorous dream world.
The musical debuted at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California on February 9, 2006 running through March 2006.
It then premiered on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on October 26, 2006 and closed on November 19, 2006 after 28 performances and 35 previews. Tharp both directed and choreographed, with set and costumes by Santo Loquasto and lighting by Donald Holder. The cast featured John Selya, Michael Arden, Neil Haskell, Thom Sesma, and Lisa Brescia.
It received mostly negative reviews. The New York Times review stated "But if the choreography at times defies gravity, the show itself may be the most earthbound work Ms. Tharp has produced. Even as the dancers seem to fly, Mr. Dylan's lyrics are hammered, one by one, into the ground."
Promo card for the musical in San Diego, California, February - March 2006
Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York. 28 performances: 26 October - 19 November 2006. 64 pages