Three-time Tony Award-nominee Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) begins his Residency 5 as Signature’s first musical theatre writer with the world premiere musical Octet, directed by Annie Tippe (Ghost Quartet). Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and an original libretto inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, Octet explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of 21st century technology.  

Cast Recording 

The original cast recording of Dave Malloy's Octet is here! Listen now.

Critic’s Pick! "Beautiful and absorbing! Promises to be the most original and topical musical of the year."
- The New York Times

"A splendidly wrought new musical."
Time Out New York  

"Revelatory! Exactly what theatre is for."
The New Yorker  
April 30 - June 30, 2019
Running Time
1 hour 40 minutes, no intermission
The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre


Adam Bashian

Kim Blanck

Starr Busby

Alex Gibson

Justin Gregory Lopez

J.D. Mollison

Margo Seibert

Kuhoo Verma


Music Supervision & Music Direction
Or Matias
Scenic Design
Amy Rubin & Brittany Vasta
Costume Design
Brenda Abbandandolo
Lighting Design
Christopher Bowser
Sound Design
Hidenori Nakajo
Production Stage Manager
Jhanaë Bonnick

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