LoveMusik's Tony-nominated stars Michael Cerveris and David Pittu will be guests on Bloomberg's "Muse" Friday, June 8 at 11:30 PM. The program will rebroadcast throughout the weekend on Bloomberg and will be presented on E! on Saturday, June 9 at 6:00 AM. "Muse" airs in the New York area on Bloomberg, Channel 104. Check local listings for times outside of the NY tri-state area.
Cerveris and Pittu recently spoke to "Muse" correspondent Andrea Simon about appearing in the world premiere production of LoveMusik, a new Broadway musical currently playing at Manhattan Theatre Club's Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
LoveMusik has been honored with two Drama Desk Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards. Cerveris and Pittu have both been nominated for Tony Awards for their work in the production.
Suggested by the letters of Weill and Lenya, LoveMusik features a book by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy, Parade). Musical staging is provided by Patricia Birch (A Little Night Music), and direction by 21-time Tony Award-winner Harold Prince (The Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd). "LoveMusik follows the lives of the unlikeliest of lovers the brilliant, intellectual German composer Kurt Weill (Michael Cerveris) and the woman who became his muse and star, Lotte Lenya (Donna Murphy). LoveMusik is an epic romance, set in Berlin, Paris, Broadway and Hollywood, spanning 25 years in the lives of this complicated couple," state press notes.
The production also features David Pittu (Bertolt Brecht) and John Scherer (George Davis), with Judith Blazer, Edwin Cahill, Herndon Lackey, Erik Liberman, Ann Morrison, Graham Rowat, Rachel Ulanet and Jessica Wright. LoveMusik features the lyrics of Maxwell Anderson, Bertolt Brecht, Howard Dietz, Roger Fernay, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Maurice Magre, Ogden Nash, Elmer Rice and Kurt Weill.