ByDave Malloy
Developed with & Directed byRachel Chavkin

Inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff

Claire Tow Theater

"A smashing, gloriously fun production! PRELUDES stands tall!"

The New York Times, June 15, 2015

World premiere! From the creators of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, PRELUDES is a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. After the disastrous premiere of his first symphony, the young Rachmaninoff suffers from writer’s block. He begins daily sessions with a therapeutic hypnotist, in an effort to overcome depression and return to composing.

Preludes On the LCT Blog

PRELUDES was commissioned by LCT3 with a grant from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.