Following up their well-received production of “The Wild Party,” the Blank Theater will stage the world premiere of “Hotel C’est L’amour,” a work created from the songs of “Wild Party” composer Michael John LaChiusa.
Conceived and directed by Blank Theater artistic director and producer Daniel Henning, “Hotel” will be staged in fall, most likely beginning in September, at the Blank in Hollywood. Opening date hinges on some casting details.
“Hotel” takes place in a honeymoon suite with a young bride and groom. Using songs from produced and unproduced works, Blank says “Hotel” “could be called a revue by the nature of it. It’s series of songs (but) on top of that, we have placed a setting and characters and a specific emotional story. You see what you want to see. There’s no book so you’re not wrong.”
Tuner was inspired by a trip Henning and LaChiusa took in Kyoto, Japan. It was workshopped at the U. of Nebraska about a year and a half ago with students. LaChiusa’s credits include “Bernarda Alba,” “Marie Christine” and “Hello Again.”
Show is part of the Blank’s 16th anniversary season, which will also include the West Coast premiere of “A Hole in the Dark” by Hilly Hicks Jr., directed by Darin Anthony and opening on April 18.
The Los Angeles premiere of the Kesselring Prize winner “Lobster Alice” by Kira Obolensky, directed by Henning, will follow in the summer.