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“I celebrate myself, and sing myself / And what I assume you shall assume, / For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” So begins Walt Whitman’s epic poem “Song of Myself,” from 1855’s revolutionary LEAVES OF GRASS. New York–based Compagnia de’ Colombari is currently traveling across the city performing their brand-new musical theater adaptation of the master work, in a production conceived and directed by Karin Coonrod and featuring an original score by violinist Colin Jacobsen and cellist Eric Jacobsen of Brooklyn Rider and guitarist Kyle Sanna and flutist Alex Sopp. Leading the cast is Obie winner Michael Potts (LENNON), Jorge Rubio, Michael Rogers, Elliot Villar, and Sarah Heltzel. The company will be at the World Financial Center on May 7, Whitman’s Long Island birthplace in West Hills on May 8, the Wadleigh School in Harlem on May 10, the Old Stone House in Brooklyn on May 11, Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem on May 12, and Grant’s Tomb on May 13 before culminating with a special ticketed show ($15) at Joe’s Pub to round out the tour.

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