Tony Winner Richard Easton to Make New York Philharmonic Debut

News   Tony Winner Richard Easton to Make New York Philharmonic Debut
Tony Award winner Richard Easton, recently seen on Broadway in the short-lived comedy Elling, will make his New York Philharmonic debut reciting the prologue to Bluebeard's Castle, also known as The Bard's Poem, at the start of the Philharmonic's performances of Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, March 18–19 at 8 PM and March 22 at 7:30 PM.

Easton replaces Marthe Keller, who has withdrawn due to illness.

Bluebeard's Castle is the concluding work on Program III of Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and bass Gábor Bretz are the soloists on a program that also includes Ligeti’s Concert Românesc and Haydn’s Symphony No. 7, Le Midi. The festival is exploring the music of Haydn, Bartók and Ligeti, three composers of different periods, styles and approaches, all bearing strong ties to Hungary.

Among Richard Easton's many Broadway appearances are Elling, The Coast of Utopia, The Rivals, Henry IV, Noises Off and The Invention of Love, for which he received the 2001 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Leading Actor.

For ticket information visit or  call (212) 875-5656. Tickets may also be purchased at the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office or the Alice Tully Hall Box Office at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 65th Street.

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