By Stephen Sondheim , Burt Shevelove and Nathan Lane

November 3, 2023 at 8:00PM
November 4, 2023 at 2:00PM
November 4, 2023 at 7:30PM
Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center

MasterVoices | MasterVoices Orchestra

A play written in 405 B.C. by Aristophanes
Freely adapted by Burt Shevelove
Even more freely adapted by Nathan Lane
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Ted SPerling, director and conductor
Lainie Sakakura, Choreographer

In a world torn by conflict and on the brink of chaos, Dionysos, the god of wine and drama, seeks a singular savior among the playwrights. But who’s the greatest of them all? And can a poet save the culture from itself? Descend with us to Hades and find out… Catch one of the most rarely-performed Sondheim shows in the canon, including what may be his most beautiful love song (“Ariadne”). Much in the tradition of our sold-out Anyone Can Whistle at Carnegie Hall, we’ll be giving THE FROGS the MasterVoices treatment – a lush 18-piece orchestra, top-tier casting, and the full 100+ MasterVoices Chorus, all under the skillful direction of Artistic Director Ted Sperling. Performed in the intimate Rose Theater, THE FROGS is sure to be on everyone’s “Must See” list for the fall. So leap to it and get your tickets quick!

Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes – no intermission


Read our cast bios

HOST, Nathan Lane
DIONYSOS, Douglas Sills
XANTHIAS, Kevin Chamberlin
HERAKLES, Marc Kudisch
CHARON, Chuck Cooper
PLUTO, Peter Bartlett
ARIADNE, Candice Corbin


Rei Akazawa-Smith, Lexis Danca, Maurice Dawkins, Maya Halpern-Thomas, Beatrice Howell, Ali Montez, Christopher Page-Sanders, Isabela C. Sanchez, Tommy Scrivens (Associate Choreographer), Claire Waxman, Ruby Waxman, and Andrew Wilson

Chamber Chorus:

Molly Balk, Jonathan Bass, Joe Becherer, Jan Constantine, Candice Corbin, Maya Ganesen, Michael Hasty, Robert James, Nicole Eve Goldstein, Maria Lane, Kaitlyn LeBaron, Megan Lione, Luisa Lyons, Mark Metzger, Ken Moore, Kristal Pacific, Deb Poppel, Renata Proa, Jim Roumeles, John Sabatos, Mark Sullivan, Lauren Tucker, Ronny Viggiani, Zach Wang, Stephen Weber, and Jill Melanie Wirth

Creative Team

Tracy Christensen, Costume Designer
J. Jared Janas & Cassie Williams, Hair & Makeup Designers
Shelby Loera, Lighting Designer
Scott Lehrer, Sound Designer
Mike Meaney, Assistant Director
Greg Paladino, Assistant Conductor
Somie Pak, Associate Costume Designer
Austin Boyle, Assistant Lighting Designer
Ira Mont, Production Stage Manager
Jennifer Rogers, Stage Manager

Read Press Release – The Frogs

The Frogs is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Artwork by Owen Gent