BWW TV: Bernadette Peters, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis & More Sing Sondheim in Encores! A BED AND A CHAIR; Watch Sneak Peek!
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan, Cyrille Aimée and Bernadette Peters will star in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis's A BED AND A CHAIR: A New York Love Affair, a new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The cast met the press earlier today and you can check out what they had to say about the special show and catch a performance preview below!
This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and John Doyle,and will run for seven performances, November 13 - 17 at City Center.
A BED AND A CHAIR: A New York Love Affair, presented byThe Combined forces of City Center's Encores! program and Jazz at Lincoln Center, celebrates love inNew York and love of New York. Native Manhattanite Sondheim and adopted citizen Marsalis (originally from New Orleans) and compared musical notes on their shared passion for our city in a program that features more than two dozen Sondheim compositions, each piece newly re-imagined by the unique musical sensibility of Marsalis and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
A BED AND A CHAIR: A New York Love Affair is the second production of the City Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center producing partnership that began in 2011 with the acclaimed Cotton Club Parade, a celebration of Duke Ellington's years at the famed Harlem nightclub. The show returned to City Center for a limited run in 2012 and is now headed to Broadway with a new title, After Midnight, for a November 3, 2013 opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. City Center's annual Gala Benefit will take place on Thursday, November 14 and will include a post-performance dinner at the Plaza Hotel.
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