The Look of Love: A Celebration

Thursday, October 20, 2022
World Premiere and Sumptuous Afterparty

Celebrating the world premiere performance of The Look of Love by The Mark Morris Dance Group and BroadStage's commitment to arts access. Stay for opening night, then party the night away!

Choreography by Mark Morris
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Musical Arrangements by Ethan Iverson
Costumes by Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting Design by Nicole Pearce

6:00 pm | Reception
7:00 pm | Performance
8:30 pm | Dinner and Afterparty

Show your commitment to learning through the arts and provide support for BroadStage’s Activations, which create and develop opportunities for arts education and for engaging a variety of communities. Activations are onsite, offsite, or digital offerings that welcome our artists, students, educators, families, and all audiences to learn, connect, and grow as they directly engage with each other and with the artist’s creativity beyond the stage.

Proceeds from this celebration help us sustain this vital program. Join us as we celebrate the transformative power of the arts with this spectacular world premiere and lively afterparty. 

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Event Sponsors: 
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Jennifer Diener 
Barbara Herman
Laura Maslon
Anita and Larry Miller 
Ann Petersen and Leslie Pam
Janet and Philip Rotner

Costume sketch by Isaac Mizrahi for the Mark Morris Dance Group's The Look of Love

About The Look of Love: An Evening of Dance to the Music of Burt Bacharach

Following the roaring success of his Beatles tribute Pepperland, Mark Morris teams up again with musical collaborator Ethan Iverson for The Look of Love, a wistful and heartfelt homage to the chart-topping songs of Burt Bacharach. A towering figure of popular music, Bacharach is known for his soaring melodies and unique orchestrations influenced by jazz, rock, and Brazilian music — his longtime lyricist Hal David providing unsentimental, poignant lyrics.

This evening-length work features original choreography by Morris and new musical arrangements by Iverson, performed by an ensemble of piano, trumpet, bass, and percussion, with singer, actress, and Broadway star Marcy Harriell on lead vocals.

I've found an ideal collaborator in Mark Morris, whose brilliant choreography and deep musicality give songs new meaning and dimension through movement. —Burt Bacharach

See a sneak peek of rehearsals for The Look of Love
Events Committee
Laura Maslon, Chair
Linda and Martin Blank
Jennifer Diener
Adrienne Forst
Roberta Haft
Barbara Herman
Ann Petersen
Janet Rotner
Board of Directors
Jennifer Diener, Chair
Dr. Susan Aminoff
Laurie Benenson
Donald Girard
Dr. Nancy Greenstein
Barbara Herman
Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery
Richard Kendall
Laura Maslon
Gregory Rae
Gerun Riley
Philip Rotner
Mark Smith
Susan Stockel
Anne Taubman

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