New York Conservatory Pays Tribute to Broadway Journeyman, Herbert Greene, 4/28
Monday night, April 28, New York Conservatory presents a rare treat. We're used to concerts and benefits on the household names of musical theatre - especially the Golden Age - but here's one dedicated to one of the Great White Way's unsung heroes - Herbert Greene. A shrewd producer, natural conductor and orchestrator, and gifted composer, Greene was behind some of Broadway's classic productions. He worked side-by-side with Meredith Willson on the legendary The Music Man and with Frank Loesser on Most Happy Fella; built the enthralling orchestrations behind Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle, a musical ahead of its time, even influencing the addition of a song which was a veiled "Love Note" to Lee Remick; and even trained Broadway luminaries likeamong them were Rex Harrison, Rosalind Russell, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Cook, Robert Preston, Don Ameche, and Judy Holliday.
THE GREENE TOUCH, A TRIBUTE TO HERBERT GREENE AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY, wends its way from the 1940s through the 1980s with memorable works that had "The Greene Touch" - as a composer/arranger and conductor - from masters like Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Julie Styne, Meredith Willson, Harry Warren, and Leonard Bernstein, among others. Original compositions by Greene are also part of the event.
Produced by New York Conservatory, the evening features the talents of Mike Flynn, Deborah Greene, Nicole Intravia, Anna Marie Sell, Perry Sook, Victoria Rae Sook, Jillian Stevens, Chris Tefft. Carter Unger, and William Zeffiro.
Proceeds from THE GREENE TOUCH will benefit NEW YORK CONSERVATORY
New York Conservatory offers intellectual, emotional and artistic approaches to addressing the creative and psychological challenges of becoming a performer. The New York Conservatory will provide propriety natural techniques, training, performances, master classes, seminars and academic accreditation. Founded by Dr. Deborah Greene, the New York Conservatory will holistically serve the artist endeavoring to master both craft and confidence.