David Garland will chat with the musical theatre composer, and the interview will also feature excerpts from the opera Gordon wrote with Michael Korie, The Grapes of Wrath. Gordon will also play and sing a few of his tunes. The Grapes of Wrath features music by Gordon and a libretto by Korie. The opera made its debut in February at the Minnesota Opera Company.
Ricky Ian Gordon's My Life with Albertine was presented at Playwrights Horizons. His other works include Dream True, States of Independence, Stonewall/Night Variations, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Only Heaven, Autumn Valentine, Sweet Song and Morning Star. His songs have been recorded by such artists as Betty Buckley, Audra McDonald and Dawn Upshaw. PS Classics also released Gordon's Dream True with a cast headed by Victoria Clark, Jessica Molaskey, Jason Danieley, Brian d'Arcy James, Kelli O'Hara, Jeff McCarthy, Clark Thorell and Michael McElroy.
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