Atlantic Theater Company to Produce Marco Ramirez's BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB and Annie Baker's INFINITE LIFE


Marco Ramirez and Annie Baker

Jordanna Brody
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June 15, 2023 9:29 AM

Atlantic Theater Company has announced the first two productions for its 2023-2024 season; their 2023-2024 season will kick off with the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker’s play Infinite Life, directed by James Macdonald, and the world premiere of Marco Ramirez’s musical Buena Vista Social Club, directed by Tony Award nominee Saheem Ali.

Additional productions for the 2023-2024 season will be announced at a later date.


World Premiere Play, A Co-Production with National Theatre

Infinite Life

Written by Annie Baker, Directed by James Macdonald

August 18 – October 8, 2023

Opening: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Five women in Northern California sit outside on chaise lounges and philosophize. A surprisingly funny inquiry into the complexity of suffering, and what it means to desire in a body that's failing you.

The cast of Infinite Life will feature Marylouise Burke, Mia Katigbak, Christina Kirk, Kristine Nielsen, Brenda Pressley, and Pete Simpson.  

Infinite Life will feature sets by dots, costumes by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting by Isabella Byrd, sound by Bray Poor, props by Noah Mease, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting, Joe Geary, CSA. Laura Smith will serve as production stage manager.

World Premiere Musical

Buena Vista Social Club

Book by Marco Ramirez, Music by the Grammy Award winning Buena Vista Social Club, Choreography by Patricia Delgado and Justin Peck, Directed by Saheem Ali

November 17 – December 31, 2023

Opening: December 12, 2023

Inspired by the Grammy-winning 1997 album, Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere musical Buena Vista Social Club. Directed by Tony Award nominee Saheem Ali, this story of the legendary artists who recorded the album features the soul-stirring music of Cuba’s golden age, with a book by Marco Ramirez, choreography by Patricia Delgado and Tony Award winner Justin Peck and a music team led by Tony Award winner David Yazbek.

Buena Vista Social Club will feature sets by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting by Bradley King, sound by Jonathan Deans, projections by Hannah Waseleski, music supervisor Dean Sharenow, music director Marco Paguia, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting, Xavier Rubiano, CSA.

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Jordanna Brody

Originally from South Florida, Jordanna Brody graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance in 2019. Her experience teaching, performing, directing, and working behind the scenes informs her perspective on theatre in every way. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized voices and innovative theatrical experiences.

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