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New Group's "Mourning Becomes Electra," Featuring Score by Pat Metheny, Opens This Week

  • Monday, January 26, 2009
    New Group's "Mourning Becomes Electra," Featuring Score by Pat Metheny, Opens This Week

    Pat Metheny has composed and performed new music for The New Group's revival of Eugene O'Neill's 1931 play Mourning Becomes Electra, directed by Scott Elliott and starring Lili Taylor and Jena Malone, which begins previews of its limited, off-Broadway run tomorrow night; the official opening night is February 19.

    Pat recorded his solo guitar score on an 1860s instrument contemporary to the play's Civil War-era setting. The New York Times's Steven McElroy includes the music among the reasons to see the new production.

    "I was thrilled to get the call from Scott Elliott to participate in this significant project," says Pat. "It has been enriching and challenging on every level."

    Mourning Becomes Electra will be presented at The New Group @ Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City and will run through April 18.

    For more information, visit thenewgroup.org.

on January 26, 2009 - 10:24am
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Pat Metheny has composed and performed new music for The New Group's revival of Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra, directed by Scott Elliott and starring Lili Taylor and Jena Malone. Previews begin tomorrow night, with the official opening night on February 19. The play will run at New York's New Group @ Theatre Row on 42nd Street through April 18. Pat recorded his solo guitar score on an 1860s instrument contemporary to the play's Civil War-era setting.

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Pat Metheny has composed and performed new music for The New Group's revival of Eugene O'Neill's 1931 play Mourning Becomes Electra, directed by Scott Elliott and starring Lili Taylor and Jena Malone, which begins previews of its limited, off-Broadway run tomorrow night; the official opening night is February 19.

Pat recorded his solo guitar score on an 1860s instrument contemporary to the play's Civil War-era setting. The New York Times's Steven McElroy includes the music among the reasons to see the new production.

"I was thrilled to get the call from Scott Elliott to participate in this significant project," says Pat. "It has been enriching and challenging on every level."

Mourning Becomes Electra will be presented at The New Group @ Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City and will run through April 18.

For more information, visit thenewgroup.org.

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