Bringing the band’s music to life on stage like never before, Swept Away debuts on June 14, 2020 at Berkeley Rep. The show features classics from the group’s catalog translated to a theatrical setting by Tony® Award-winning stage and screenwriter John Logan [Red, Skyfall, Gladiator, Broadway’s Moulin Rouge] and Tony® Award-winning director Michael Mayer [American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch]. Additionally, the world premiere will star John Gallagher, Jr. and Sark Sands—with further casting to be revealed soon.
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This marks the group’s first musical and a whole new interpretation of their celebrated catalog.
Drawing from The Avett Brothers’ vast body of work, Swept Away tells the story of a violent storm that sinks a whaling ship, and the four surviving souls — a young man in search of adventure, his older brother who has sworn to protect him, a captain at the end of a long career at sea, and a worldly first mate who has fallen from grace — who each face a reckoning: How far will I go to stay alive? And can I live with the consequences?
Swept Away is produced by special arrangement with Matthew Masten, Sean Hudock, and MWM Live.