Nora Mae Lyng, Karen Murphy, Joshua Henry and More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS: AN EVENING WITH RICHARD RODGERS Tonight
Tonight, October 12th, noted arranger and producer, Fred Barton, whose work is heard regularly in concert halls around the country, is celebrating composer Richard Rodgers on the Schimmel stage. Fred Barton, his 12-piece orchestra and star-studded cast of performers are back to celebrate the legendary Richard Rodgers! The extraordinary icon's career spanned six decades, during which he composed 40 Broadway musicals. Fred's tribute to the versatility of Richard Rodgers will prove a revelation to those familiar with his biggest hits: Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, and The Sound of Music. You'll hear Richard Rodgers from his razz-ma-tazz roots to his later masterworks, created with a number of star lyricists. Join us as we journey from Broadway to Hollywood and back, celebrating the incredible music and tales of Richard Rodgers!
Featuring the 12-piece Fred Barton Orchestra and including appearances by Broadway stars, Broadway vet Nora Mae Lyng (Into the Woods, Dirty Blonde, Cabaret, Orignal star and producer of Forbidden Broadway), Tari Kelly (Anything Goes, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Boy from Oz), Karen Murphy (A Little Night Music, 9 to 5, All Shook Up) as well as Damon Kirsche On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and cabaret performer Jesse Luttrell, as well as Anastasia Barzee (Miss Saigon, Jekyll & Hyde, Urinetown, City Of Angels), Jeffry Dernham (YANK, White Christmas, Crazy for You), David Elder (Curtains, 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate), Joshua Henry (Porgy & Bess, Scottsboro Boys, In the Heights).
Fred Barton was in the original cast and music-directed Forbidden Broadway. His Broadway and national tour conducting credits include: Cabaret with Joel Grey; Zorbawith Anthony Quinn; Camelot with Robert Goulet; and City of Angels. His symphonic arrangements are played regularly at Carnegie Hall and by orchestras nationwide. He has numerous credits as television composer, lyricist, book writer, and music director.
Pace Presents: American Showstoppers: An Evening with Richard Rodgers Featuring The Fred Barton Orchestra. Ticket prices for American Showstoppers: An Evening with Rodgers Featuring The Fred Barton Orchestra at The SchimMel Center for the Arts at Pace University range from $30 to $55. $5 Student balcony tickets are available by calling the box office in advance (212-346-1715) and $5 student rush orchestra tickets (subject to availability) are available on the day of the performance after 12pm with a valid student ID. The performance will take place on Saturday, October 12th at 7:30PM.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu/ or call toll-free (866) 811-4111.
Pace Presents performances take place at The Michael SchimMel Center for the Arts located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan. Concessions are available in The SchimMel Center lobby starting one hour prior to show.
Subscription series tickets are now available by visiting http://schimmel.pace.edu. Tickets to all events are available for purchase now: Online at http://schimmel.pace.edu; By phone via The Ovation Tix Call Center at (866) 811-4111 In person in advance at The Michael SchimMel Center Box Office, open Mon-Fri from 1pm-6pm; Day of Show at The Michael SchimMel Center starting two hours before curtain.