Stereophonic, has dropped a brand-new music video of the hit song in the show, “Masquerade”, - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Stereophonic, has dropped a brand-new music video of the hit song in the show, “Masquerade”,

Photo by 
Kristin Gallegos. 

After starting previews to an extraordinary standing ovation this week, the season’s most critically acclaimed new play,

 Stereophonic, has dropped a brand-new music video of the hit song in the show, “Masquerade”, written by Academy Award® nominee and Grammy Award® winner Will Butler. 

Direct from its smash hit world premiere engagement at Playwrights Horizons, David Adjmi’s Stereophonic is directed by Daniel Aukin and features songs by Will Butler, formerly of Arcade Fire. The highly anticipated Broadway production is currently in performances at the Golden Theatre (252 W 45th St) for 14 weeks only, and will officially open on Friday, April 19.


The music video was creative and directed by Cameron Sczempka (Polymoth Productions). The director of Photographer was Hil Steadman.


Stereophonic is produced on Broadway by Sue WagnerJohn JohnsonSeaviewSonia Friedman ProductionsLinden Productions, and Ashley Melone & Nick Mills.


The cast, reprising their highly lauded performances, includes Will Brill as Reg, Andrew R. Butler as Charlie, Juliana Canfield as Holly, Eli Gelb as Grover, Tom Pecinka as Peter, Sarah Pidgeon as Diana, and Chris Stack as Simon.


In his Critic’s Pick review, Jesse Green of The New York Times exclaimed, “The play, Adjmi’s best so far, is as rich and lustrous as they come. You could even call it platinum,” while praising Aukin’s “relentlessly compelling production.” Jackson McHenry of New York Magazine enthused, “If you’ve recently tried to sate yourself with imitation-crab rock-history dramatizations, you’ll find that Stereophonic is, refreshingly, the real thing.” And David Cote of The Observer, lauded Stereophonic “an instant classic”. The acclaimed new play dominated the “Best Theater of 2023” lists, with top rankings in The New York TimesNew York Magazine, The Washington Post, Time Out New YorkTown & CountryTheaterMania, Theaterly, and The Spectator.


Stereophonic mines the agony and the ecstasy of creation as it zooms in on a music studio in 1976. Here, an up-and-coming rock band recording a new album finds itself suddenly on the cusp of superstardom. The ensuing pressures could spark their breakup — or their breakthrough. In Stereophonic, Adjmi invites the audience to immerse themselves—with fly-on-the-wall intimacy—in the powder keg process of a band on the brink of blowing up.


The Stereophonic creative team includes David Zinn (scenic designer), Enver Chakartash (costume designer), Jiyoun Chang (lighting designer), Ryan Rumery (sound designer), Robert Pickens & Katie Gell (hair and wig design) and Justin Craig (music director). Casting is by Alaine Alldaffer and Taylor Williams.


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