Lou Reed gets ready for ‘Berlin’ stage show

In New York

Lou Reed is to get ready for the stage version of his seminal 1973 album ’Berlin’.

In Decemember the singer will fly to Australia to help premiere the stage show.

Following the dates in December, the production is set to run seven times throught mid January 2007 in Sydney.

The production is being directed by ’Berlin’ producer Bob Ezrin.

Reed is due to be joined on stage by Antony Hegarty from Antony & The Johnsons, singer Sharon Jones, Fernando Saunders and Rob Wasserman.

Artistic Director of St Ann’s Susan Feldman said:

“I have been wanting to produce ’Berlin’ ever since a cousin of mine first handed it to me on a cassette about ten years ago.

“It’s been gratifying to engage Lou and some of his closest collaborators – Bob Ezrin, Julian Schnabel, Hal Willner – in what’s sure to be a labor of love and an important part of rock history. ’Berlin’ is a sad song about people on the edge, that, at its highest moments, achieves a shimmering elegance.”

’Berlin’ the stageshow will be performed on:

New York , St.Ann’s Warehouse (December 14 -17)

Sydney, St. Ann’s Warehouse (January 18-20)