Friday, August 17, 2012

New Generation of Fans 2013 Family Concerts Celebrate Rodgers & Hart, Johnny Mercer and Stephen Schwartz

BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE

Introducing the Masterpieces of American Musical Theater to a New Generation of Fans 2013 Family Concerts Celebrate Rodgers & Hart, Johnny Mercer and Stephen Schwartz  @ Merkin Concert Hall’s Broadway Playhouse series introduces children age 4-11 to classic Broadway shows through mini-musicals, medleys, sing-alongs and games in which children participate. Now in its 7th season, Broadway Playhouse has delighted both children and adults with playful presentations of musicals by Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Alan Menken and many others. This season, families will get the inside story on Rodgers & Hart, Johnny Mercer and Stephen Schwartz and discover classic musicals like Wicked, Li’l Abner and Babes in Arms.



Sun, 1/13/13, 11 am

Broadway Playhouse: Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart

One of the most successful songwriting teams in Broadway history, composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and lyricist Lorenz Hart (1895-1943) collaborated for many years and wrote the musicals On Your Toes and Pal Joey. The concert features a mini-version of their 1937 classic hijinks musical Babes in Arms, which includes the songs “My Funny Valentine” and “The Lady Is a Tramp.”



Sun, 2/3/13, 11 am

Broadway Playhouse: Johnny Mercer

Lyricist Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) worked with some of America’s greatest composers in Hollywood and on Broadway – including Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington and Henry Mancini. He wrote songs such as “Hooray for Hollywood” and “Moon River” as well as the Broadway shows St. Louis Woman and Li’l Abner. The show includes a mini-production of Li’l Abner, the musical based on the comic strip by Al Capp.



Sun, 3/3/13, 11 am

Broadway Playhouse: Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz is one of only two composer/lyricists to have three shows run longer than 1,500 performances on Broadway: Wicked, Godspell and Pippin. Schwartz was also involved in Disney’s classics Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and wrote the score for Dreamworks’ Prince of Egypt. This concert will “Defy Gravity” and has lots of “Magic to Do” as we celebrate one of Broadway’s greatest living composers/lyricists.





Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

129 W. 67th St. btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.

New York, NY 10023





Tickets at 212 501 3330 or kaufman-center.org/mch



Tickets

3-concert series subscription: $50

Single tickets: $20





Press Information

Joan Jastrebski

212 501 3386

joan@kaufman-center.org





Kaufman Center is New York’s creative home for listeners, learners and performers.

Founded in 1952 as a community school for pre-conservatory music training, today's Kaufman Center is home to Merkin Concert Hall; Lucy Moses School, New York’s largest community arts school; and Special Music School, a K-12 public school for musically gifted children.



Kaufman Center presentations in Merkin Concert Hall are made possible, in part, with institutional support from: Bloomberg Philanthropies, BMI Foundation Inc., The Edward T. Cone Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Friars Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, The Janis and Alan Menken Foundation, The Edith Meiser Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation and TD Charitable Foundation.



Presentations in Merkin Concert Hall are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and from the New York City Council through the good offices of Councilmember Gale Brewer. Kaufman Center presentations in Merkin Concert Hall are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Merkin Concert Hall has also been awarded support from the National Endowment for the Arts.



Special thanks to Andrea Brown, Kara Unterberg, David Shaw, Beth Kobliner Shaw and the friend and supporters of Kaufman Center’s Theater Wing.

2 comments:

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thedivainme said...

Broadway plays! This is actually one of the reason why i love NY and of course of the city's best attraction too aside from posh
event venues in new york.