The Golden Apple Given Concert Reading at Bard College's "Summerscape," Aug. 28 | Playbill

News The Golden Apple Given Concert Reading at Bard College's "Summerscape," Aug. 28
The Golden Apple, the cult 1954 musical by John Latouche and Jerome Moross, will be given a concert presentation Aug. 28 as part of Bard SummerScape’s summer season.

The show, which was ambitiously based on Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey," relocating the action to the American Northwest at the turn of the 20th century, began Off-Broadway at the then-new Phoenix Theatre. Critical hosannahs and the New York Drama Critics Award for best musical sent it speeding to Broadway, where it nonetheless only lasted a few months. The show launched Kaye Ballard as a star.   The concert will play at the Gehry-designed Sosnoff Theater at Bard College, and feature The American Symphony Orchestra. Jonathan Tunick will conduct.

Casting is to be announced.

Tickets range from $25 to $55 and are available online at, by phone at (845) 758-7900, or from the box office in the Sosnoff Theater lobby.


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