The New York Times calls 1969: THE SECOND MAN one of "5 Shows to See in New York in August"

We're over the moon to have been named one of the New York Times' "5 Shows to See in August" in a listicle by theater critic Jesse Green! Our mention is below; check out the full list here.


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Aug. 1, 2018
By Jesse Green

‘1969: The Second Man’

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon and didn’t say, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” That was his Apollo 11 commander, Neil Armstrong. Mr. Aldrin showed up 20 minutes later.

What it’s like to be the guy who follows the famous guy is the subject of “1969: The Second Man,” a folk-rock fable that takes its cue from Mr. Aldrin’s statement that he really didn’t want to be first “because of the added heartache.”

With songs by Jacob Brandt and a book by Dan Giles, the show, part of the Next Door series at New York Theater Workshop, is aimed at “the runner-up in all of us.” Jaki Bradley, who staged Mr. Giles’s “Breeders” last year, directs, at the 4th Street Theater in the East Village.

Tickets: 1969thesecondman.com