HEATHERS' Dave Thomas Brown and Cast of PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Host WWI Memorial in Washington Square Park
Heathers: The Musical star Dave Thomas Brown and the company of Paris Through the Window: A New Musical presented a memorial service in Washington Square Park yesterday, honoring the 100th anniversary of WWI poet Alan Seeger's enlistment with the French Foreign Legion.
Special guests included Sydney Shepherd (Broadway's First Date); Laurence Marie, of the French Cultural Embassy to the United States; Jonathan T. Davis, representative of the Harvard Alumni Association; Bridgette Craw and the Young New Yorker's Chorus; as well as members of Seeger's family.
Alan Seeger was an American poet who moved to Paris in 1912. He fell so in love with the city, that on August 25th 1914, he joined the French Foreign Legion to fight for his beloved Paris in World War I. He died in the Battle of the Somme, and is best remembered for his war poem, "I Have a Rendezvous with Death." The memorial was an international tribute to Seeger on the centennial of his enlistment.
Paris Through the Window is a new musical, inspired by Alan Seeger's life and works, about the healing power of art in World War I. For more information on the Alan Seeger Memorial and Paris Through the Window, visit www.paristhroughthewindow.com.