Saturday, October 19, 2013
12:00 am - 8:00 pm
A unique look at the life and astonishingly prolific career of the most celebrated and successful theatrical composer in the history of American music, Richard Rodgers.
With Richard Rodgers’s last collaborator Martin Charnin acting as host and narrator, spend a luscious evening with 4 Broadway luminaries who will perform unforgettable songs from Rodgers’s illustrious career. Re-visit the worlds of South Pacific, The King And I, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Carousel, Do I Hear a Waltz, No Strings, and Two By Two, along with songs from the early Lorenz Hart collaborations that include moments from The Garrick Gaieties through to Pal Joey, and several unknown gems from Rodgers’s last Broadway musicals.
Event Location and Ticket Information
153 Library Lane
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Times: 12:00 am - 8:00 pm
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$42.00 - All
Presenter: Emelin Theatre
Presenter Phone: 914-698-0098
Become insiders as Charnin reveals the back-stage and off-stage stories that defined Rodgers, his 5 collaborators, and his stars. Twin pianos will accompany the songs in this extraordinary two- hour musical journey that celebrates the most prolific composer in the history of the American musical theatre. Shelly Burch, Alton White who is currently Mustafa in The Lion King, John Treacy Egan, and more will be performing. ABOUT MARTIN CHARNIN: Martin Charnin began his theatrical career originating the role of Big Deal in West Side Story; during the run, he began writing lyrics, and his first composing partner was Mary Rodgers, with whom he wrote the musical Hot Spot. Subsequently, Charnin has been the director, lyricist, composer, librettist, producer or a combination of the aforementioned for over 85 theatrical productions including the international musical smash Annie and its sequel, Annie Warbucks, as well as two musicals composed by Richard Rodgers: Two by Two (1970, revised 2004) and I Remember Mama (1979). Charnin has received four Tony nominations, two Tony Awards, seven Grammy Awards, three Emmy Awards, three Gold Records, two Platinum records, six Drama Desk Awards, and a Peabody Award for Broadcasting.