Hostage Song

Book by Clay McLeod Chapman. Music & lyrics by Kyle Jarrow.

(2008) Two Americans are bound and blindfolded in a war-torn country. Facing an uncertain fate, they take refuge in music, memory and each other in this unconventional new indie-rock musical. Hostage Song is the new indie-rock musical developed by a powerhouse combo of downtown favorites: playwright and novelist, Clay McLeod Chapman (The Pumpkin Pie Show), Kyle Jarrow (A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant), and director Oliver Butler. HOSTAGE4.jpg Coverage for Hostage Song: “Captive Audience,” Time Out New York, April 2008: “Hostage Rock Musical Resonates Chillingly with Sutherlands,” Denver Post

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“A devastatingly poignant, strangely philosophical meditation on salvation that just happens to sport a sick downbeat.”
– Time Out New York

“...A high-decibel romantic comedy with a seriously unnerving edge. Chapman’s delicately rendered scenes flow effortlessly into Jarrow’s songs... It brings a punk aesthetic to a common dilemma: the desire to connect with the most horrific stories of the day”
– The New Yorker