Symphony Space Will Offer Two-Week Celebration of Broadway, Featuring Patti LuPone and Stephen Schwartz

News   Symphony Space Will Offer Two-Week Celebration of Broadway, Featuring Patti LuPone and Stephen Schwartz
 
A two-week celebration of Broadway, titled Project B-Way/95, will be part of the 37th season of programming at New York's Symphony Space, the first under the leadership of new artistic director Andrew Byrne.

Highlights of the tribute to The Great White Way include a concert by two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone; a free, day-long tribute to the work of Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz; a discussion of race and diversity found on the New York stage; and more.

Details about Project B-Way/95, according to Symphony Space, follow:

Thursday, April 7 (7:30 PM): Broadway Premieres | PROJECT B-WAY/95
Symphony Space’s inaugural Project B-Way/95 opens with an exciting concert of world premiere songs written by Broadway’s finest composers and lyricists, including Jason Robert Brown, Scott Frankel, Tom Kitt, Michael John LaChiusa, Andrew Lippa, Steven Lutvak, Matthew Sklar, and Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. Be the first to hear tomorrow’s standards today.

Friday, April 8 (7:30 PM): Young Lions of Broadway | PROJECT B-WAY/95
Symphony Space becomes the place to discover up-and-comers who will define Broadway for years to come. A joyful look at Broadway’s newest performers and the young writers who are creating the sound of the next generation.  

Friday, April 8 (10:30 PM): Broadway Open Mic | PROJECT B-WAY/95
The excitement continues in this late-night event when Adam Ben-David (music director for The Book of Mormon) hosts an open mic night featuring Broadway’s greatest music accompanied by some of the Great White Way’s finest music directors. A chance to belt out your favorites in the presence of Broadway royalty. Monday, April 11  (8 PM): All in the Family | PROJECT B-WAY/95
Some of Broadway’s most notable power couples and families take the stage, including husband and wife team Kate Baldwin and Graham RowatJamesGreg and Keira Naughton, and other favorite spouses, siblings, and stagestruck in-laws.

Wednesday, April 13 (7:30 PM): The Changing Face of Broadway: Race and Diversity in the American Musical Theater | PROJECT B-WAY/95
An in-depth look at the challenges and rewards of nontraditional casting and the changing landscape of ethnic diversity on the Broadway stage. This evening takes a multi-disciplinary look at race and diversity in the American musical theatre, featuring live performances from shows such as In the Heights, Miss Saigon, and Dreamgirls, film clips from musicals such as "Cabin in the Sky" and "Carmen Jones" and an exploration of the transformative power of color-binding casting.

Thursday, April 14 (7:30 PM): Sh-K-Boom Records presents… | PROJECT B-WAY/95
Symphony Space partners with multi-nominated and Grammy Award-winning Sh-K-Boom Records, as producer Kurt Deutsch celebrates top selling artists from the label in concert. 

Saturday, April 16 (3-11 PM): Wall to Wall Stephen SchwartzPROJECT B-WAY/95 
Symphony Space's annual extravaganza celebrates the music and lyrics of Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz. For five decades, his groundbreaking works have garnered him three Academy Awards, four Grammys, and a place in the Theater Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame. The composer and lyricist of such theatrical milestones as Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked, he has also made significant contributions to the worlds of animated film, opera, and concert music. Join us for this star- studded tribute to one of Broadway's great masters. 

Tuesday, April 19 (8 PM): Patti LuPoneCoulda, Woulda, Shoulda…played that part | PROJECT B-WAY/95
Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone concludes Project B-way/95 in her new concert Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…played that part, performing songs from musicals which she could have played, should have played, did play and will play. The list of shows includes HairBye, Bye BirdieFunny GirlWest Side Story and Peter Pan and, of course, from her Tony Award-winning performances in Evita and Gypsy. Conceived and directed by Scott Wittman; musical arrangements by Dick Gallagher.

Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. Tickets can also be purchased through SymphonySpace.org or by calling (212) 864-5400.

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