The popular series invites guest artistic directors to curate individual concerts. The season will feature David Loud on the Sondheim-Prince collaboration, Deborah Grace Winer on New York City in song, Sheldon Harnick and Rob Fisher on the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, as well as Charles Busch celebrating the legendary women of Hollywood musicals and more.
The season, including casting, follows:
A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince Collaboration
Jan. 10, 11, 12, 2015
David Loud, artistic director and host
The cast will feature Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Liz Callaway, James Clow, Jason Danieley and Alan H. Green.
"Join us to explore one of the most creative and productive partnerships in Broadway’s history. From 1970 to 1981, Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince collaborated on a series of new musicals that would forever redefine what was possible in musical theatre. As composer/lyricist and director, they devised an astonishing series of groundbreaking works —Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along— that remain as exciting today as when they first appeared."
Here's to the Girls!: Hollywood's Leading Ladies
Feb. 7, 8, 9
Charles Busch, artistic director and host
Carl Andress, stage director
The cast will feature Nancy Anderson, Andréa Burns, Jennifer Cody, Cady Huffman, Zakiya Young and special guest Mitzi Gaynor.
"They faced down studio heads, gossip columnists and shorter leading men, and they always came back a star! We bring you a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood’s movie musicals from 1930 to 1960. Each studio had its own style and stars to match: MacDonald, Garland, Powell (Eleanor and Jane), Keeler, Rogers and Grable. Whether an MGM glamour girl or a Warner Bros. gold digger, these musical legends were made to be adored—and still are."
New York: Songs of the City
March 21, 22, 23
Deborah Grace Winer, artistic director and host
Casting includes Peter Cincotti, Darius de Haas and Jeffrey Schecter.
"There are eight million stories in the Naked City—and a song to go with each of them. For decades, songwriters like Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Ellington, Bernstein and Coleman have been fueled by this city’s places ('Manhattan,' 'Lullaby of Broadway') and roller coaster existence ('Sophisticated Lady,' 'Another Hundred People'). A show for New Yorkers—or anyone who’s ever wanted to be one." All Dancing! All Singing! Irving Berlin in Hollywood
May 2, 3, 4
Randy Skinner, artistic director, stage director and choreographer
"We're puttin' on our top hats and brushin' off our tails for a sparking celebration of Irving Berlin's Hollywood in dance! Berlin wrote for more Astaire-Rogers films than any other composer. His songs were made for dancing and romancing, whether Fred & Ginger 'cheek to cheek' in Top Hat, 'a couple o' swells' out for a walk in Easter Parade or a 'sisters' fan dance in White Christmas. So step out with your baby and join us as we salute Irving Berlin at the movies—in our dancing shoes."
To Life! Celebrating 50 Years of Fiddler on the Roof with Sheldon Harnick
May 30, 31, June 1
Rob Fisher, artistic director
Sheldon Harnick, writer and host
Gary Griffin, stage director
"Generations all over the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof. The unforgettable songs, characters and conflicts in Fiddler offer universal insights into family, home, tradition and transformation, as we watch Tevye and his family live, love and ultimately leave the 'intimate, obstinate' village of Anatevka. Lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes you inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark, revealing the twists and turns of the creative process he shared with Jerry Bock, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince, and sharing his behind-the-scenes stories of how it became the show and score we love."
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