PHOTO CALL: Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis and Jeremy Jordan Debut Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis' A Bed and a Chair
By Krissie Fullerton
14 Nov 2013
Three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters stars in A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, a collaboration between Tony-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim and jazz musician-composer Wynton Marsalis, which began its limited engagement at New York City Center Nov. 13.
Conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and Doyle, the musical event features Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Marsalis. David Loud is the musical supervisor.
A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, presented by the combined forces of City Center’s Encores! program and Jazz at Lincoln Center, "celebrates love in New York and love of New York. Native Manhattanite Sondheim and adopted citizen Marsalis (originally from New Orleans) will compare musical notes on their shared passion for our city," according to press notes.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!