Many Broadway musicals started in a theatre off Broadway, including Sunday in the Park with George, RENT, and Godspell. It is magnificent theatre created year-round, all over Manhattan. From Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas to fun family fare, from laugh-till-you-cry comedies to foot-stomping extravaganzas, there’s something for everyone Off-Broadway.
Monday, September 5
Start Labor Day with pieces by J.S. Bach, John Cage, and Amy Beach
Writer’s Almanac: Why Labor Day started & what it’s become
Tuesday, September 6
Music by Debussy, Paganini, and Beethoven
Composers Datebook: A "well-Krafted" concerto?
New York’s Theatre District sparkles with bright lights and dazzling signage celebrating Broadway’s biggest blockbusters. But lurking in the shadows of all those hot ticket hits are the ghosts of shows who, over the years, have fallen victim to the harsh fatality of Broadway flop-dom. And, who’s to say what makes a flop so floppy? Is it lousy timing? Lousy subject matter? Or just straight up lousy material?
Monday, August 29
Hurricane watch! Hear stormy music and news of Irene’s impact on the musicians of the East Coast
Bela Bartok’s Hungarian Sketches, a lush and lively Norwegian Dance
Composers Datebook: Saariaho at the Proms
Arts education takes center stage on this week’s Stage Notes. Join host Robert Hammond and his guest Bob Sagan, Director of Education and Outreach for the Rochester Broadway Theatre League, as they discuss the state of arts education in Rochester and RBTL’s “jewel educational program,” Stars of Tomorrow.
So ends the busiest, most inspirational summer of my adult life! In the last three months, I’ve been privileged to walk through St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, to watch otters swimming in the St. Lawrence River, and to hear barihunk Nathan Gunn singing “Home on the Range” at the Glimmerglass Festival.