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The Ambassador

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NY Premiere
 
Dec 10—Dec 13, 2014
 
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BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 1hr 10min
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Gabriel Kahane
Directed by John Tiffany

"One of the year’s very best albums…”
—Rolling Stone

Los Angeles—from its Golden Age of Hollywood to its post-apocalyptic future—is the subject of singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane’s collaboration with Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (Once, The Glass Menagerie). Anchored by Christine Jones’ (Spring Awakening, Queen of the Night) set design, rich with the cultural detritus of a century, Kahane unearths a city at once glittering and dark, mining everything from Die Hard and detective fiction to race riots and modernist architecture.

The songs—each tied to a different LA street address—play host to a kaleidoscopic array of characters: James M. Cain’s noir heroine Mildred Pierce, a lovesick arsonist, the aging doorman of the storied Ambassador Hotel.[1] Supported by a seven-piece band, Kahane offers a renewed look at a city as aching and wondrous as it is misunderstood.

Set design by Christine Jones
Lighting design by Jane Cox
Projection design by Joshua Higgason
Sound effects design by Bart Fasbender

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The Ambassador Atlas 
 

Explore Los Angeles addresses that inspired songs on The Ambassador. Gabriel Kahane provides images and commentary for sites from the album and adds some ancillary pins for full LA immersion.

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Gabriel Kahane
 

Gabriel Kahane is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and composer. 

 
 
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About this Venue: BAM Harvey Theater
 
Serving as a playhouse, then a cinema, the history-filled Majestic is now the BAM Harvey.