An evening of songs from the musical theater works of Leonard Bernstein during the worldwide #Bernsteinat100 celebration
Leonard Bernstein – composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador, and humanitarian – is one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. Bernstein’s steadfast belief in the power of art to lift, transform, delight and educate was his antidote to a world full of violence and unpredictability. A charter member of HB’s Playwrights Foundation and a longtime friend to HB’s founders, HB Studio is thrilled to present this benefit evening with Broadway stars in a tribute to his work, during the worldwide #Bernsteinat100 celebration.
Featuring remarks by ALEXANDER BERNSTEIN the talents of Broadway stars MELISSA ERRICO (BWAY: Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society, Dracula, White Christmas, Amour), CHILINA KENNEDY (BWAY: Beautiful, Jesus Christ Superstar), TONY YAZBECK (BWAY: On the Town, Chicago, White Christmas, Gypsy, A Chorus Line), STEPHEN DEROSA (BWAY: On the Town, Beatrayal, The Nance, Hairspray, Into the Woods), CHRISTINE TOY JOHNSON (BWAY: The Music Man (Revival), Grease! (Revival), Chu Chem), TRACEY MICHAILIDIS (BWAY: Beauty and the Beast; OFF-BWAY: Ethel Sings; NAT’L TOUR: Fun Home), STEVEN ENG (OFF BWAY: Pacific Overtures, Chee-Chee; WEST END: The King and I), and two participants from HB Studio’s exclusive masterclass with LONNY PRICE, The Musical Theater Works of Leonard Bernstein: CARL-MICHAEL OGLE and ELIZA SIMPSON. Toronto’s ROBERT MCQUEEN directs with musical director MICHAEL DANSICKER and JOHN MCDANIEL.
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018
HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street| NYC 10014
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit HB Studio’s renowned training and development programs for professional and aspiring theater artists.
Bernstein Photo Credit (clockwise from top left): Leonard Bernstein at the piano, Courtesy of the Leonard Bernstein Office; Photo by Paul de Hueck, Courtesy of the Leonard Bernstein Office; Photo by Marion S. Trikosko, 1971, courtesy of the Library of Congress; Photo by Al Ravenna, 1955, courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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