LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A Rock Opera
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About LUDO's Broken Bride:
Time-travel, dinos, and zombies, oh my! An expansion on the original concept album "Broken Bride" by alternative rock band LUDO, this is the epic tale of one man’s time-traveling journey from the Beginning of Time to the End of Time, all to save his true love’s life. Utilizing rock music from Ludo's entire discography, projections, dance, special effects, and puppetry, this rock opera has it all! So... how far would YOU go to save your true love?
LUDO is an alternative rock band consisting of Andrew Volpe, Tim Ferrell, Tim Convy, and Matt Palermo. Originally from St. Louis , Ludo’s trademark high-energy rock is intelligent, and imaginative. In 2003 their self-titled first album debuted on self-founded Redbird Records, followed by EP “Broken Bride” (2005). 2008’s “You’re Awful I Love You” (2008), marked the band’s major label debut on Island Records. Their popularity grew as “Love Me Dead” rose to No. 8 in the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, and the band performed on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and festivals including Warped Tour and Lollapalooza. Their most recent fare, “Prepare the Preparations” (2010) spans topics as wide-ranging as robots, pirates, and star-crossed robbers on the run. ludorock.com
Stacey Weingarten (Adaptation/Director) is an Emmy-winning bookwriter, puppeteer, director, and producer (EP of Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter LLC) with a specialty in musical and puppet works of all kinds. As a writer she’s exploring subjects as varied as the Paris and the Algerian War in 5th Republic (NYMF '11 under “Les Enfants de Paris”), 1890’s New Orleans in Madame (NYMF Reading ’12 under “Madame”), and time travel and true love in LUDO’s Broken Bride (ANT Fest '13; The Cutting Room). Family works include a fairytale about her adopted dog called Rescue Rue (Off-Broadway), and series Monica’s Mixing Bowl (available online) that aims to demystify allergies and dietary restrictions. Last year Stacey directed the second season of Reading Buddies with Dusty & Dott (PBS). She also originated Bubbles the Fish in John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean Off Broadway and teaches puppetry at Pace University; as puppet wrangler she's worked with everyone from The Muppets (Disney) and Sesame Street to Kidding (showtime) and Avenue Q (Off-Broadwau). FCLC ‘10. Dramatists Guild Fellow ’14-’15. StaceyWeingarten.com
Dana Levinson (Arrangements) is a Musical Theatre composer, arranger and orchestrator. Music and Lyrics: 5th Republic (NYMF 2011 under the title Les Enfants de Paris), Jarreau’s (NYMF Developmental Reading 2012 under the title MADAME), Báthory. Arranging and Orchestration: Gypsy of the Year: Avenue Q Presentation (Minskoff Theatre), Joanna Gleason (Provincetown Art House, 54 Below), Well-Strung (various), LUDO’s Broken Bride(Ars-Nova). Film Scoring: The Waystation in the Stars (dir. Brandon Morrissey), Monica's Mixing Bowl (dir. Jesse Averna, prod. Stacey Weingarten and Monica Willey). Dana is a graduate of The New School. She also studies Oud and Arab music with the conductor of the New York Arabic Orchestra, Bassam Saba. DanaLevinsonMusic.com