“’Everybody’s Talkin’: The Music of Harry Nilsson,” was conceived by Steve Gunderson and Javier Velasco. The world premiere production features Tony Award-Winners Gregory Jbara (Broadway: “Billy Elliott; TV: “Blue Bloods”), and Alice Ripley (Broadway: “Next to Normal,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Side Show”), as well as veteran actor Kürt Norby (World Premieres: “Allegiance,” “Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin,” and “Zhivago”). The performance runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015 on the Lyceum Stage.
When the Beatles were asked to name their favorite American musical artist at a press conference in New York, they shouted out “NILSSON!”
Described as “the most famously anonymous composer and performer of our time,” Harry Nilsson, was a two-time Grammy Award winner and legendary hell-raiser best known for “Everybody’s Talkin’ at Me,” “Can’t Live, If Living is Without You,” “One is the Loneliest Number” and “You Put the Lime in the Coconut.” Nilsson’s special genius captured the imagination of Gunderson and Velasco to bring the world premiere musical event, “Everybody’s Talkin’: The Music of Harry Nilsson” to the Lyceum Stage. The duo has crafted Nilsson’s repertoire into a song cycle that explores the journey from innocence to adulthood, through the many stages of life and love.
Tickets are available for purchase online at www.sdrep.org. The Lyceum Stage at San Diego REPertory Theatre is located at 79 Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego.