Kaye, James, Gurwin and More to Sing Bernstein's Broadway

News   Kaye, James, Gurwin and More to Sing Bernstein's Broadway The Grant Park Music Festival, which is held in Chicago's Millennium Park, will offer Bernstein's Broadway concerts July 20 and 21.
Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James Photo by Ben Strothmann

Directed by Jay Jaski, the concerts in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion will boast the vocal talents of Judy Kaye, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Brian d'Arcy James, Danny Gurwin and Stacey Tappan as well as boy sopranos Thomas McNeal and Cameron Woods. Kevin Stites will be the conductor for the two evenings, which will also feature the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus. Show times are July 20 at 6:30 PM and July 21 at 7:30 PM.

Concertgoers can expect to hear such Bernstein tunes as "Tonight," "Lucky to Be Me," "A Little Bit in Love," "I Can Cook Too," "Lonely Town," "Ohio," "Wrong Night Rag," "10 Square Miles," "If I Was a Dove," "Take Care of this House," "Times Square Ballet," "Oh Happy We," "Bon Voyage," "Glitter and Be Gay," "Build My House," "Something's Coming," "Mambo" "One Hand, One Heart," "Imaginary Coney Island," "Some Other Time" and "Make Our Garden Grow."

The Bernstein's Broadway weekend will launch July 19 with a live on-air symposium on 98.7 WFMT FM. Critic Andrew Patner will discuss Bernstein's career with several Broadway performers and Bernstein friends and associates. The program will air 7-9 PM.

For more information, call the Grant Park Music Festival at (312) 742-7638 or visit www.grantparkmusicfestival.com.

For more information about Millennium Park, go to www.millenniumpark.org.