Broadway Says Good-Bye To Sheldon Harnick at Memorial at Music Field Theatre

Tony Award winners Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster to Star in Sweeney Todd on Broadway. Tveit and Foster start performances on Friday, February 9, 2024, for 12 weeks solely. Their last efficiency will likely be Sunday, Might 5, 2024. As beforehand introduced, Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford will play their last efficiency as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett on Sunday, January 14, 2024.


Broadway is a household! And final night time, the six Queens from Broadway’s musical hit SIX invited their latest neighbor on West 47thAvenue, the six Harmonists from the brand new musical Concord to their stage to welcome them to Broadway.

On the stage of the Lena Horne Theatre, the Queens Hailee Kaleem Wright, ZoeJensen, Marilyn Caserta, Aubrey Matalon, Holli’ Conway and Taylor Iman Jones introduced every of the Harmonists with a Union Jack bag celebrating their British roots containing a bottle of Hayman’s London Dry Gin. The Harmonists, Sean Bell, DannyKornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman and Steven Telsey, honored their Jewish roots with a reciprocal reward of Junior’s conventional rugelach to every.

Six, the Tony-Award® successful musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss is enjoying on the Lena Horne Theatre (256 West 47th Avenue) and Concord, the brand new musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, is at the moment in previews on the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Avenue) prematurely of a November 13th opening night time.

Based mostly on an unbelievable true story, Concord tells the story of probably the most profitable entertainers you’ve by no means heard of. . . till now. Within the Twenties and 30s, The Comic Harmonists bought tens of millions of information, made dozens of movies, and sold-out the most important theaters world wide.  Their heavenly harmonies and musical comedy antics catapulted these six proficient younger males from singing within the subway tunnels of Berlin to worldwide superstardom.

From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the Six wives of Henry VIIII take the microphone to remix 5 hundred years of historic heartbreak into Euphoric Celebration of twenty first Century woman energy! The brand new unique musical is the worldwide sensation that everybody is shedding their heads over.

Lempicka, the sweeping new musical portrait celebrating the gripping true story of famend artist Tamara de Lempicka, will open on Broadway this spring on the Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St). Eden Espinosa, who originated the titular function in critically acclaimed performances at Williamstown Theatre Competition and La Jolla Playhouse, will star within the manufacturing. Performances start on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 forward of an official opening night time on Sunday, April 14, 2024. Tickets are actually on sale at telecharge.com.

Directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka options e-book, lyrics, and unique idea by Carson Kreitzer, e-book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.

Spanning many years of political and private turmoil and instructed via an exhilarating, pop-infused rating, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in disaster, a girl forward of her period, and an artist whose time has lastly come.

Marisa de Lempicka, President of Tamara de Lempicka Property, LLC acknowledged, “After I first noticed this present impressed by the life and instances of Tamara de Lempicka, my great-grandmother, I acquired goosebumps and tears in my eyes. The music, the story, the choreography, the set, and the extremely proficient forged, directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, have been really shifting. We really feel so glad and proud that Tamara’s artwork and life story maintain inspiring new generations, nearly 100 years later, and that her resilience and iconic creativity are being portrayed on this extraordinary manufacturing.”

“Tamara de Lempicka’s life spanned a number of the most consequential eras in fashionable historical past, and her deep and complicated story is a perfect topic for precisely the sort of present I like to each see and create: one that’s concurrently intimate and epic,” acknowledged director Rachel Chavkin. “I believe Carson and Matt are visionary storytellers — Carson is an under-recognized chief within the new play area, recognized for beautiful sparseness and thematic density, and Matt is a wild coronary heart whose music fuses modern vibes with classical musical theater…and easily makes your coronary heart swell. How fortunate for all of us to have this piece dropped at life by a performer as dynamic and good as Eden Espinosa.”

Following its world premiere at Williamstown Theatre Competition, the manufacturing performed at La Jolla Playhouse (Christopher Ashley, Inventive Director).

By Magda Katz: EGOT winner orchestrator Jonathan Tunick joined Sardi’s Wall of Fame.

Jonathan Tunick

Tunick’s orchestrations could be heard in 3 productions this season, Right here We Are, Merrily We Roll Alongside and Sweeney Todd. Casts and creatives from Mr. Tunick’s productions have been in attendance to salute the famed orchestrator.

David Hyde Pierce

Readily available have been:  Josh Groban, Judy Collins, Micaela Diamond. Jonathan Groff, Maria Friedman, Rachel Bay Jones, Amber Grey, David Hyde Pierce and extra

Jonathan Tunick and Leigh Berry

Jonathan Tunick, Max Klimavicius

 

Originally posted 2023-11-11 07:39:12.


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