This week's highlights...
Million Dollar Quartet, Billy Elliot, Shrek the Musical, Jersey Boys, and South Pacific. Presented by the Rochester Broadway Theatre League and Albert Nocciolino, these five musicals are coming to Rochester as part of RBTL’s 2011-'12 season. Join host Robert Hammond and his guest, three-time Tony Award winner, Albert Nocciolino, for this week’s Stage Notes.
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?