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BOOK BY DANNY STRONG
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY MICHAEL WEINER & ZOE SARNAK
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL MAYER
CHOREOGRAPHED BY DAVID NEUMANN
WORLD PREMIERE
RODA THEATRE

MAY 5–JUN 16, 2024
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Four-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza stars in a dazzling world-premiere musical helmed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot, Swept Away), written by two-time Emmy winner Danny Strong (Dopesick, Empire, The Butler). When maverick scientist Galileo Galilei makes celestial observations that challenge humanity’s understanding of its place in the universe, he’s summoned to Rome to defend his discoveries before the most powerful religious institution in the world, which is facing a rebellion of its own. With an original rock score and lyrics by Michael Weiner (Broadway’s First Date) and Zoe Sarnak (Jonathan Larson Award winner), Galileo is an explosive collision of science and faith, truth and power. Galileo will likely join the constellation of world premieres that traveled from Berkeley Rep to Broadway — be the first to see it here!

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Closed captioning on your smartphone is available for the following performances: May 12 preview, May 22, Jun 12, and every matinee. See all closed captioning performances. Learn more about our accessibility programs.

 

Events and extras

Postshow discussions
Join us after the show on May 24, May 30, or Jun 4 for a postshow discussion, expertly guided by members of Berkeley Rep’s artistic team.

Docent-led postshow discussions
Join your fellow audience members after all matinees for a thought-provoking postshow discussion led by our knowledgeable docents.

 

Health and safety

Masks are required for audiences in our theatre on all Sundays (matinees and evenings) and Tuesdays. Masks are encouraged but optional for performances from Wednesday through Saturday. Visit our health and safety page for updates on our requirements for audience members.

Season sponsors

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Sponsored in part by

The Bernard Osher Foundation

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