Norma Jean Baker of Troy: Renée Fleming and Ben Whishaw star in a dramatic work by Anne Carson


545 W 30th St between 10th and 11th Aves

NEW YORK, NY 10001

A World Premiere Shed Commission: Norma Jeane Baker of Troy is a partly spoken, partly sung performance piece by poet, essayist, and scholar Anne Carson (Eros the Bittersweet: An Essay; Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse; Nox; Float), intimately and powerfully staged by Katie Mitchell, who The Guardian calls “Britain’s greatest living theater director,” in The Shed’s 500-seat theater. Actor Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, The Crucible on Broadway, Mary Poppins Returns, A Very English Scandal) and soprano Renée Fleming (performances in international concert halls and opera houses; Carousel on Broadway; soundtracks for The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) star in an exploration of the lives and myths of Marilyn Monroe and Helen of Troy-iconic beauties who lived millenia apart.

APRIL 6 – MAY 19, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 3 pm
Previews April 6 and 7