Old Wicked Songs

By Jon Marans
Directed by Martin L. Platt

January 21 - February 08 , 1998

1997-1998 Studio Season

The Story

A young American pianist, an ex-prodigy frozen in silence by his own tension, travels to Vienna to study with a professor who rescues his soul and his passion for music. Considered one of the best off-Broadway plays of last season, this award-winning play is a fascinating exploration of compassion, religion, anti-Semitism, identity and the power of artistic expression to free the human spirit.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Bill Clarke
Costume Designer: Bill Clarke
Lighting Designer: Glenn Dunn
Stage Manager: Champe Leary
Casting: Liz Woodman


David Rogers (Professor Josef Mashkan)
Mark Boyett (Stephen Hoffman)

Additional Credits

Vocal & Piano Coach: Henry Palkes

Sponsorship & Support

Major Sponsor: Emerson Electric Co.

Production Notes

Old Wicked Songs was subsequently produced as part of the 1998–1999 Mainstage season, featuring the same director and cast and much of the same creative team.