BroadwayHD will live stream delightful Of-Broadway musical
BroadwayHD will live stream the Off-Broadway New York premiere of Ernest Shackleton Loves Me on June 7 at 8 PM EDT with a pre-show feature featuring interviews with the cast and creative team beginning at 7:45 PM. The charming new musical is currently playing the Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street, through June 11, 2017, and can be seen on BroadwayHD.com for an on-demand encore until June 24.
Making use of an innovative high-tech approach, the musical directed by Lisa Peterson follows a sleep-deprived single mom, played by Valerie Vigoda, who struggles to work as a video game music composer. Unexpectedly, she is contacted across time by the famous polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton, played by Wade McCollum. Inspired by her music, he shares his epic Antarctic journey with her in video and song.
The Q Theatricals production features a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphjis) and a score by GrooveLily’s Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn.
The creative team includes Ryan O’Connell (music direction), Alexander V. Nichols (production design), Chelsea Cook (costume design), and Tony winner Rob Kaplowitz (sound design and original compositions).
Reviews have been singing the praises for the innovative high tech imaginative Ernest Shackleton Loves Me.
“AN INTREPID NEW MUSICAL. EXHILARATING.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
“WHIMSICAL AND SO ORIGINAL THAT SPECTATORS SIT THROUGH IT WITH JAWS DROPPED. A WELCOME RARITY.”
– THE HUFFINGTON POST
“A MUST SEE MULTI-MEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA! (5 STARS)”
– THE EXAMINER
“A MAGICAL FANTASY…
AN INSTANT CULT HIT!”
– TIMES SQUARE CHRONICLES
“INVENTIVE AND BIG-HEARTED!”
– TIME OUT NY
“VISUALLY IMPRESSIVE, SONICALLY INVENTIVE, WHIMSICALLY DIVERTING.”
– SEATTLE TIMES
“WHEN VAL VIGODA AND WADE MCCOLLUM WRAP THEIR STRONG VOICES AROUND THE BOOMING POP BALLADS SPRINKLED THROUGHOUT, WE TOO GET THE FEELING WE ARE WATCHING A PAIR OF PERFORMERS CHART SOME NEW THEATRICAL TERRITORY.”
“SWEET AND BADASS! ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME IS ABSOLUTELY A WORTH A TRIP TO DISCOVER IT.”
– STAR LEDGER
“A BOASTING NEW MUSICAL WITH A FRISKY ELECTRONIC SCORE. QUIRKY, DELIGHTFULLY ECCENTRIC AND SMART!”
– VILLAGE VOICE
“AN EXHILARATING AND HEARTFELT JOURNEY… DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!”
– BROADWAY WORLD
“THE MOST DELIGHTFUL NEW MUSICAL IN MANY A SEASON.”
– TALKIN’ BROADWAY
“YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME.”
“EYE-POPPING, SUPER HIGH-ENERGY.”
– THE PRINCETON PACKET
“INNOVATIVE, EXCITING AND…INSPIRING.”
– HOME NEWS TRIBUNE