WildKat announces John Malkovich to star in Aleksey Igudesman’s The Music Critic

Wednesday 19th February 2020

WildKat announces John Malkovich to star in Aleksey Igudesman’s The Music Critic

John Malkovich is set to star in a show in which classical music, theater, and comedy collide, written and conceived by Aleksey Igudesman (one half of the irrepressible classical music comedy duo Igudesman & Joo).

Guy Kleinblatt

The Music Critic will have its North American premiere with performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington) on April 28; the Long Center for the Performing Arts (Austin) on April 29; Cal Performances for UC Berkeley on April 30; and Houston Symphony on May 7.

Comprised of a witty, satirical mix of the most venomous music critiques of all time, The Music Critic is a litany of invective written about some of the greatest composers and the most famous works of music. Who better than Malkovich to slip into the role of the evil critic who believes the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, and their ilk to be weary and dreary?

The tour is booked and managed by Dorn Music. WildKat is thrilled to be working with the global artist management company on the announcement of the US dates this week.

I have always loved the opportunity to collaborate on The Music Critic with Aleksey Igudesman, Hyung-ki Joo, and many other gifted and thoughtful young classical musicians. We are all happy to be back on the road, and for the first time also in the USA, participating in an evening which consists of some of the greatest compositions in the history of classical music, paired with the perhaps rather unexpected initial reactions those compositions elicited from some of the world’s renowned music critics, along with some other surprises.

John Malkovich

The Music Critic is a project very close to my heart and bringing it to the USA is something I dreamed of from the start of its conception. My dear friend John Malkovich in the role of the evil critic is despicable and lovable at the same time and evokes the critic in every one of us.
There is a hidden pleasure in ripping apart Brahms, Schumann and Beethoven, especially in this year of all the Beethoven celebrations!

Aleksey Igudesman

It’s a joy and a privilege to bring Aleksey’s and John’s dazzling intersection of theatrical and musical genius to US audiences. They have woven together a scenario that is tongue in cheek, charmingly sarcastic, and frankly hilarious. Getting it wrong has never felt so right.” 

Tanja Dorn

Website – www.themusiccritic.com