Flanigan, Mulgrew Featured in Live Recording of Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny Concert

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Opera star Lauren Flanigan and stage and screen actress Kate Mulgrew will appear on a live recording of the May 9 concert of concertos based on Margaret Wise Brown’s classic children’s books, “Goodnight Moon” and “The Runaway Bunny.”


The concert took place at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. The CD will be released May 23 (Brown’s 100th birthday) by GPR Records. It will be available at GPRRecords.com, Amazon.com and iTunes.

Flanigan performed Goodnight Moon: A Lullaby for Soprano and Orchestra, a new composition that was composed by GPR’s co-artistic director, Glen Roven.

Mulgrew narrated The Runaway Bunny: A Concerto for Reader, Violin and Orchestra, which was also composed by Roven. The piece premiered at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra and Glenn Close narrating. Narrators for the piece at other performances have included Brooke Shields, Sandy Duncan, Donna McKechnie and Phyllis Newman.

Both pieces were accompanied by The InterSchool Orchestra of New York. George Stiletto conducted.

Flanigan's many opera credits include Séance on a Wet Afternoon by Wicked composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Mulgrew, perhaps best-known as Captain Janeway on "Star Trek: Voyager," recently appeared on the New York stage in The American Dream and The Sandbox, Equus and Our Leading Lady.

Roven co-founded and runs GPR Records with sound designer Peter Fitzgerald and producer-designer Richard Cohen. For more information, visit GPRRecords.com.

—Thomas Peter

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