A new folk-rock musical, composed by and starring the married songwriters Abigail and Shaun Bengson, both celebrates their love and meditates on mortality.
From the producers: A folk-punk dream like you've never experienced before, Shaun and Abigail Bengson's "Hundred Days" unleashes an exhilarating and raw story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap, and loving as if you only had a hundred days to live.
Shaun and Abigail Bengson are singing songwriters who perform as the Bengsons. "Hundred Days," their concert-style memoir was part of the 2017 Under the Radar festival at the Public Theater. They have made memorable musical contributions to plays that include the Classic Stage Company’s "Iphigenia in Aulis," and "The Place We Built" at the Flea Theater.
Anne Kauffman directs a cast that includes Jo Lampert, Colette Alexander, Abigail Bengson, Shaun Bengson, Dani Markham and Reggie D. White. "Hundred Days" features movement direction by "So You Think You Can Dance" choreographer and Obie Award winner Sonya Tayeh.
What's New York Theatre Workshop? NYTW is one of the more adventurous subscription theaters in the city. Located in the heart of the East Village, it presents a healthy mix of internationally-inflected and avant-garde work, most of which is developed in-house, with a few shows brought in whole-hog. Successful productions range from the premiere of "Rent" in 1996 to the 2012 Tony-winning musical "Once." More here.