Ernest Shackleton Loves Me

  • First Performance: April 14, 2017
  • Venue: Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street, NYC

Production Credits

  • Book by: Joe DiPietro
  • Music by: Brendan Milburn
  • Lyrics by: Valerie Vigoda
  • Featuring: Valerie Vigoda & Wade McCollum
  • Directed by: Lisa Peterson

About the Show

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME is the epic musical adventure starring GrooveLily’s fierce and funny electro-violinist Valerie Vigoda (Striking 12), and the courageous and charismatic Wade McCollum (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). This innovative, high-tech adventure tells the story of a sleep-deprived single mom who struggles to work as a video game music composer. Unexpectedly, she is contacted across time by the famous polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton. Inspired by her music, he shares his epic Antarctic journey with her in video and song.  Against all odds, they discover that their greatest inspiration lies within each other.

Directed by Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson and written by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), with music composed by Brendan Milburn and lyrics by Valerie Vigoda, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME features production design by Alexander V. Nichols (Nice Work If You Can Get It), costume design by Chelsea Cook and sound design and original compositions by Tony Award winner Rob Kaplowitz (Fela!).  ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVE ME was originally co-commissioned by Theatre Works and La Jolla Playhouse.