Natalie Charle Ellis, Ann Van Cleave, Michele McConnell and More Will Make Just A Little Magic at the Beechman
24 Mar 2014
Composer-lyricist Nadav Wiesel will present his New York City debut concert Just A Little Magic March 30 at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Natalie Charle Ellis, who currently appears in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables, is among the evening's performers.
Kathleen Conry will direct the 7 PM concert, which will feature musical direction by Daniel Rein.
Performers include Mary-Lou Barber, Susan Braden, Nathan Brisby, Noel Carey, Ann Van Cleave, Kathleen Conry, Kristen Drathman, Ellis, Shino Frances, Jessica Raaum Foster, Steve Hauck, Leslie Hughes, Michele McConnell, Chelsea Lynn Myers, Anthony Pierini, Andrea Ross, Martina Vidmar and Joann Yeoman.
Wiesel's works include The Femme Fatale Show, a theatrical song-cycle featuring the notorious women of myth and history that premiered in London in 2010 as part of the London Fringe Festival; and The House by the Lake, a dark fable about childhood in the Holocaust incorporating cabaret, puppetry and object theatre, among others.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.