Watch: 'Illinoise: A New Musical' Cast Performs at The Tony Awards

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Congratulations to the company of Illinoise: A New Musical on its performance on the Tony Awards last night and to the show's director, choreographer, and co-author Justin Peck, who won the Tony for Outstanding Choreography. The cast performed "The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!," from the show, which features music and lyrics by Sufjan Stevens based on his album Illinois, with new arrangements by Timo Andres. You can watch it here. The original cast recording, now available to download and stream, is out on CD this Friday and is on vinyl August 30.

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Congratulations to the company of Illinoise: A New Musical on its performance on the 77th Tony Awards last night and to the show's director, choreographer, and co-author Justin Peck, who won the Tony Award for Outstanding Choreography. The cast performed "The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!," from the show, which features music and lyrics by Sufjan Stevens based on his album Illinois, with new arrangements by Timo Andres, and is now playing at Broadway's St. James Theatre. You can watch it here:

The original cast recording, now available to download and stream, will be released on CD this coming Friday and is due on vinyl on August 30. The album’s band includes Elijah Lyons, My Brightest Diamond (who gave her final performance in the show over the weekend), Tasha, Christina Courtin, Sean Peter Forte, Domenica Fossati, Daniel Freedman, Kathy Halvorson, Nathan Koci, Eleonore Oppenheim, Brett Parnell, Brandon Ridenour, Kyra Sims, and Jessica Tsang. The New York Times exclaims: “The vocalists do not seem to sing so much as pour emotion into our ears.” Variety says: “A thrilling, genre-defying Broadway musical brings the Sufjan Stevens album to lyrical life.

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'Illinoise: A New Musical' on The Tony Awards, June 2024
  • Monday, June 17, 2024
    Watch: 'Illinoise: A New Musical' Cast Performs at The Tony Awards
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    Congratulations to the company of Illinoise: A New Musical on its performance on the 77th Tony Awards last night and to the show's director, choreographer, and co-author Justin Peck, who won the Tony Award for Outstanding Choreography. The cast performed "The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!," from the show, which features music and lyrics by Sufjan Stevens based on his album Illinois, with new arrangements by Timo Andres, and is now playing at Broadway's St. James Theatre. You can watch it here:

    The original cast recording, now available to download and stream, will be released on CD this coming Friday and is due on vinyl on August 30. The album’s band includes Elijah Lyons, My Brightest Diamond (who gave her final performance in the show over the weekend), Tasha, Christina Courtin, Sean Peter Forte, Domenica Fossati, Daniel Freedman, Kathy Halvorson, Nathan Koci, Eleonore Oppenheim, Brett Parnell, Brandon Ridenour, Kyra Sims, and Jessica Tsang. The New York Times exclaims: “The vocalists do not seem to sing so much as pour emotion into our ears.” Variety says: “A thrilling, genre-defying Broadway musical brings the Sufjan Stevens album to lyrical life.

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