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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces

KRISTIN CHENOWETH & PETER GALLAGHER

Will Be Joined By

ANDY KARL, MARK LINN-BAKERMICHAEL McGRATH MARY LOUISE WILSON

In

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Book & Lyrics by                                                                               Music by            
BETTY COMDEN & ADOLPH GREEN       CY COLEMAN

Choreographed by WARREN CARLYLE

Directed by SCOTT ELLIS

Previews begin February 12, 2015

Official opening March 12, 2015

Limited engagement on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce that the new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY starring Tony® & Emmy® Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as “Lily Garland” and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony® nominee Peter Gallagher as “Oscar Jaffee,” will feature Tony® nominee Andy Karl as “Bruce Granit,” Mark Linn-Baker as “Oliver Webb,” Tony® Award winner Michael McGrath as “Owen O'Malley” and Tony® Award winner Mary Louise Wilson as “Letitia Primrose.” On The Twentieth Century will be choreographed by Tony® Award winner Warren Carlyle and directed by six-time Tony® nominee Scott Ellis, and features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph GreenOn The Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Mullholland. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince.

Published in Broadway

Live from Lincoln Center

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS
“Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway…All of ’Em!!!”

Sunday, March 24 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings)

Live From Lincoln Center Is Hosted By Audra McDonald

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Live From Lincoln Center presents “Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway…All of ’Em!!!”, a specially conceived concert for Lincoln Center’s 2013 American Songbook series, which salutes the great roles for leading ladies and the sidekick scene stealers from an array of Broadway composers and lyricists, creating a performance that promises to be at once intimate and filled with her trademark “razzle dazzle.” “Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway…All of ’Em!!!” is hosted by Live From Lincoln Center series host Audra McDonald and will air on PBS stations on Sunday, March 24, at 8 p.m. (ET) (check local listings).

POP STAR NICK JONAS
TO JOIN KRISTIN CHENOWETH
AT THE 28TH ANNUAL DRAMA LEAGUE GALA
ON FEBRUARY 6TH AT THE PIERRE HOTEL
LIVE ON-LINE AUCTION CONTINUES THROUGH FEBRUARY 5 AT 5PM

New York, NY (January 30, 2012) – The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Gala Chairpersons Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane) has announced that pop star Nick Jonas will join the roster of special guests for their 28th Annual Musical Celebration of BroadwayhonoringTony® and EmmyAward®-winner Kristin Chenoweth, to be held on February 6, 2012 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street.  Designed by celebrity event planner Preston Bailey, the Gala supports the educational initiatives of The Drama League Directors Project. 

NORM LEWIS AND BRAD OSCAR

JOIN KRISTIN CHENOWETH

AT THE 28TH ANNUAL DRAMA LEAGUE GALA

ON FEBRUARY 6TH AT THE PIERRE HOTEL

LIVE ON-LINE AUCTION CONTINUES THROUGH FEBRUARY 5 AT 5PM

New York, NY (January 24, 2012) – The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Gala Chairpersons Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane) has announced that Norm Lewis and Brad Oscar have joined the roster of special guests for their 28th Annual Musical Celebration of BroadwayhonoringTony® and EmmyAward®-winner Kristin Chenoweth, to be held on February 6, 2012 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street).  Designed by celebrity event planner Preston Bailey, the Gala supports the educational initiatives of The Drama League Directors Project. 

KRISTIN CHENOWETH

TO PERFORM AT

9 PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED ABSENCES

The producers of PROMISES, PROMISES are thrilled to announce that Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will now be performing during 9 previously announced absences from the hit musical.  Due to new scheduling conflicts Kristin Chenoweth will be performing in PROMISES, PROMISES from Tuesday, October 19 through Wednesday, October 27. 

PROMISES, PROMISES will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 2, 2011, having played 30 preview and 291 regular performances.  PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon’s funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and opened Sunday, April 25, 2010. 

PROMISES, PROMISES stars Sean Hayes as Chuck Baxter, Kristin Chenoweth as Fran Kubelik, Tony Goldwyn as J.D. Sheldrake, Molly Shannon as Marge MacDougall and Dick Latessa as Dr. Dreyfuss.  They lead a cast of 27 that includes Brooks Ashmanskas as Mr. Dobitch, Helen Anker as Miss Olson, Peter Benson as Mr. Kirkeby, Seán Martin Hingston as Mr. Eichelberger and Ken Land as Jesse Vanderhof.

PROMISES, PROMISES features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Bruce Pask, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Brian Ronan and hair and wig design by Tom Watson.  Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick, with music direction by Phil Reno, and dance music arrangements by David ChasePROMISES, PROMISES is produced by Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, The Weinstein Company/Terry Allen Kramer, Candy Spelling, Pat Addiss, Bernie Abrams/Michael Speyer, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand, Norton Herrick/Barry & Fran Weissler/TBS Service/Laurel Oztemel in association with Michael McCabe/Joseph Smith and Stage Ventures 2009 No. 2 Limited PartnershipBeth Williams is the executive producer of PROMISES, PROMISES.

The playing schedule for PROMISES, PROMISESis as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.  Please note there will be added performances Monday, December 20 at 8pm, Sunday, December 26 at 2pm (early curtain time) and 8pm, Monday, December 27 at 8pm, and Thursday, December 30 at 2pm, and no performances Friday, December 24 at 8pm, Saturday, December 25 at 2pm, Friday, December 31 at 8pm, or Saturday, January 1 at 2pm.  Tickets range from $146.50 - $56.50 and are available at telecharge.com (212-239-6200).      

For more information please visit: www.promisespromisesbroadway.com

 

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JOSHUA BELL MAKES MUSIC AT HOME WITH FRIENDS

FEATURES COLLABORATIONS WITH CHRIS BOTTI, STING, JOSH GROBAN,
KRISTIN CHENOWETH, REGINA SPEKTOR AND OTHERS
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 29

On JOSHUA BELL’s new album, AT HOME WITH FRIENDS, the Grammy Award-winning violinist fulfills a life-long career dream of recording a CD of instrumental and vocal duets with a diverse roster of musicians including Chris Botti, Sting, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Regina Spektor, Anoushka Shankar, Marvin Hamlisch, Tiempo Libre, among others.  AT HOME WITH FRIENDS (Sony Classical) will be available on September 29.  

The concept of AT HOME WITH FRIENDS was inspired by Bell’s long-time practice of holding ‘musical soirées’ at his New York residence – eclectic gatherings of musicians, actors, comics, literary figures and others who convene for the sheer joy of sharing their art in an informal setting.  With this in mind, Bell has spent the past four years designing and building his home in Manhattan to accommodate the ideal ‘stay-at-home’ venue.

Of his inspiration for the album concept Bell says “Some of my most precious memories of childhood recall the  ‘family musicales’ in my home – my sisters, my parents, my cousins all playing music together and for each other during the holidays.  Since then I went on to have many thrilling experiences in concert halls, but I still enjoy the experience of making music with my friends and family in a small, intimate setting. There’s nothing like sitting on a pillow by the piano surrounded by passionate artists, not quite sure who’s going to get up next to perform. It’s my hope that this recording figuratively transports listeners into the room with us.”

AT HOME WITH FRIENDS covers a world of music - genres from classical to pop, bluegrass to Broadway, jazz and ethnic World Music of every stripe.  The repertoire ranges from a 16th Century love song (performed by Bell and Sting) to pure violin-piano duets – with Marvin Hamlisch (on Richard Rodgers’ “I’ll Take Manhattan”), with Dave Grusin (on Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Chovendo Na Roseira”), and with Las Vegas musician Frankie Moreno (on the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby”).  It also includes full-scale ensembles with Chris Botti (on the Gershwins’ “I Loves You Porgy” from Porgy And Bess) and Josh Groban (introducing his lyrics for film composer Ennio Morricone’s title theme from Cinema Paradiso) and unexpected partnerships with the likes of Regina Spektor (in a Spektor penned piece “Left Hand Song”), Anoushka Shankar (in a piece written for her and Joshua by her father, the legendary Ravi Shankar), the Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth (in “My Funny Valentine”), and Rachmaninoff himself on the piano in Grieg’s violin sonata (thanks to an astounding new recording technology).

Sting’s 2007 album, The Journey and the Labyrinth is the source for “Come Again,” one of two tracks on AT HOME WITH FRIENDS that is arranged by Bell and J.A.C. Redford.  The other is the title theme of the 1995 film Il Postino, in which Bell joins award-winning tango aficionado Carel Kraayenhof on bandoneon.  In turn, Bell, Kraayenhof and the same rhythm section breathe new fire into “Oblivion,” composed by all-time revolutionary Argentine nuevo tango master Ástor Piazzolla.  Bell continues with the Latin flavor on “Para Tí,” composed by Jorge Gomez, founder and pianist of two-time Grammy-nominated Cuban band Tiempo Libre.

Ten years after their 1999 collaboration Short Trip Home (Sony Classical) and their subsequent appearance on the Grammy’s telecast, Bell is reunited with his Indiana University school-mate Edgar Meyer on the double-bass, along with buddies Sam Bush on mandolin, and guitarist Mike Marshall in “Maybe So.”  The concept of Bluegrass/Classical fusion is taken to yet another level on “Look Away,” a new work composed by Meyer and mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile.  These two join Bell in this first-time collaboration.

In another first-time collaboration, Soviet-born American singer songwriter Regina Spektor joins Bell to record a song that she has often performed in concert, but never recorded. Fans commonly referred to the tune as “The Meatball Song” and “A Lesson In How Fleeing Preservation Is.” Its official title is “Left Hand Song,” aptly named as Spektor wrote it using her left hand.
In another ‘hometown connection’  Bell joins Indiana-born Baritone Nathan Gunn and I.U. graduate and long-time recital partner Jeremy Denk in  “O, Cease Thy Singing, Maiden Fair”, a Russian poem by Alexander Pushkin, set to music by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

AT HOME WITH FRIENDS also celebrates the holidays with Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” presented by Bell and Chris Botti with a full rhythm section as well as Kristin Chenoweth and Bell on “O Holy Night.” These songs will be available as retail exclusives.

With more than 30 original albums to his credit, Bell has captured the public’s attention like no other classical violinist of his time, enchanting audiences worldwide with his breathtaking playing and tone of rare beauty, as performed on his legendary Stradivarius violin made in 1713. Equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra leader, Bell has earned countless awards and honors for his work as a concert stage performer and recording artist.  He has won multiple Grammy awards and was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize. His 2004 album Romance of the Violin was named the “Classical CD of the Year” by Billboard Magazine, with Bell named “Classical Artist of the Year.”  In the national spotlight since age 14 (when he made his acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra), and a recording artist since age 18, Bell has been an exclusive Sony Music artist for more than a decade. Acclaimed for the wide range of music he has chosen to record, Bell’s output ranges from mainstream classical concertos by Sibelius and Beethoven, a live recording with the Berlin Philharmonic (Tchaikovsky concerto), the bluegrass inspired Short Trip Home - from the jazz influenced Gershwin Fantasy, to the Bernstein-inspired West Side Story Suite and many others. His interest in film is particularly notable, having performed all the violin solos in The Red Violin, helping the film win an Oscar for the “Best Original Score” (written by John Corigliano). He has received recognition beyond his awards that are not common to most classical artists, having been the first musician to have a classical music video played on VH1, to appearing as himself on Sesame Street and alongside Meryl Streep in Music of the Heart.

Track Listing

  1. I Loves You Porgy – featuring Chris Botti, trumpet
  2. Come Again - featuring Sting, vocals
  3. Oblivion - featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
  4. Cinema Paradiso - featuring Josh Groban, vocals
  5. Para Tí - featuring Tiempo Libre, various
  6. My Funny Valentine -  featuring Kristin Chenoweth, vocals
  7. Maybe So - featuring Edgar Meyer, Double-bass, Sam Bush, Mandolin and Mike Marshall Guitar
  8. Grieg: Sonata No. 3 – featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff (Zenph re-performance)
  9. Eleanor Rigby  - featuring Frankie Moreno, piano & vocals
  10. O, Cease Thy Maiden Fair  - Nathan Gunn, baritone
  11. Il Postino - featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
  12. Left Hand Song – featuring Regina Spektor, piano & vocals
  13. Chovendo Na Roseira - featuring Dave Grusin,  piano
  14. Look Away - featuring Edgar Meyer, bass and Chris Thile, mandolin
  15. Variant Moods: Duet for Sitar & Violin (abridged version)  - featuring Anoushka Shankar, sitar
  16. I'll Take Manhattan - featuring Marvin Hamlisch, piano

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