FOUR-TIME TONY AWARD-WINNING
GROUNDBREAKING BROADWAY MUSICAL
BRING IN 'DA NOISE,
BRING IN 'DA FUNK
COMES TO HOUSTON'S JONES HALL!
FOR A LIMITED PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT
APRIL 27 - MAY 2,1999
George C. Wolfe, who won a Tony Award for his direction of NOISE / FUNK, will return to
direct a new ensemble of performers for the first national tour, featuring the Tony award-
winning choreography of Savion Glover.
BRING IN 'DA NOISE, BRING IN 'DA FUNK is the groundbreaking ensemble musical
based on an idea by Savion Glover and George C. Wolfe. Conceived and directed by Mr.
Wolfe, and choreographed by Mr. Glover, NOISE / FUNK utilizes the rhythms and energies
of tap to celebrate the history of the beat by presenting text and songs which are comprised
of Mr. Glover's tap; poetry by Reg E. Gaines; and music by Zane Mark, Daryl Waters and
Ann Duquesnay. Derick K. Grant, a member of the world premier production at The Public
Theatre, recreates Glover's choreography for the tour.
NOISE.IFUNK started as a workshop during the summer of 1995 at The Public Theater,
where it opened in November to virtually unanimous critical acclaim by theater and dance
critics, playing until January 1996. It then transferred to Broadway in April, 1996 and
reopened to a second round of rave reviews, nine Tony Award nominations including best
musical, and sell-out crowds. In his review of the Broadway production, Ben Brantley of
The New York Times exclaimed: "Sing hallelujah! NOISF / FUNK is alive and flying higher
than ever. This white-hot exchange of energy can sometimes be found at a rock concert, but
rarely at a Broadway musical." NOISE / FUNK shattered Ambassador Theater house
records during its three triumphant years on Broadway.
BRING IN 'DA NOISE, BRING IN 'DA FUNK has set design by Riccardo Hernandez,
lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, costume design by Paul Tazewell,
sound design by John Weston and projection design is by Batwin+Robin.
The Grammy nominated original cast recording of BRING IN IDA NOISE, BRING IN
'DA FUNK is available on RCA Victor.
BRING IN 'DA NOISE, BRING IN 'DA FUNK was conceived and developed in The
Public Theater's LuEsther Lab which is devoted to the creative process and the development
of new work. Funding for the Lab is provided by the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust,
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The New York Times Company
Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Frederick
Loewe Foundation and the Herb Alpert Foundation.
The world premiere of BRING IN 'DA NOISE, BFJNG IN -DA FUNK at The Public
Theater was made possible, in part, by generous grants from The LuEsther T. Mertz
Charitable Trust, Dorothy and Lewis Cullman, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the
Harkness Foundation for Dance.
The Tickets for the Houston engagement of BRING IN 'DA NOISE, BRING IN 'DA FUNK
will go on sale Sunday, March 21 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster ticket centers
including Foley's and Kroger. To charge-by-phone, call 713-629-3700; for groups of 20 or
more, call 713-693-2692 or toll free at 1-800-889-8457. Ticket prices range from $15.00 to
$49.50. Performance times are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
matinees at 2:00 p.m. with a specially priced $15.00 matinee on Thursday, April 29 at 1:00
p.m. Please note: the 2:00 matinee on Saturday, May 1 will be captioned for the hearing
impaired. The TDD # for tickets is l-800-755-6244.
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