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Illinoise Makes NYC Premiere at Park Avenue Armory
March 6, 2024, 11:57.46 pm ET


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The New York City premiere of “Illinoise,” the theatrical adaptation of Grammy- and Oscar-nominated Sufjan Stevens’ concept album of the same name, is currently being performed in the Park Avenue Armory’s massive Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Performances continue until March 26.

Stevens’ beloved cult classic is brought to life with live music and vocals, impressionistic choreography, and narratives centering on self-exploration and community, crafted by Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Justin Peck and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury.

A full company of performers and a large band bring this original story to life, set to the entirety of Stevens’ album with new arrangements by composer and pianist Timo Andres.

The show’s cast includes Kara Chan, Ben Cook, Jeanette Delgado, Gaby Diaz, Robbie Fairchild, Christine Flores, Jada German, Zachary Gonder, Rachel Lockhart, Dario Natarelli, Tyrone Reese, Craig Salstein, Ahmad Simmons, Byron Tittle, Ricky Ubeda, and Alejandro Vargas.

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