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Photo Coverage: Encompass New Opera Honors John Kander
The Encompass New Opera Theatre paid tribute to composer John Kander of May 15 in a gala performance at the National Arts Club.
After a welcome by Harold Prince, a selection of Kander's songs were performed by stage vets including Chita Rivera, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Debra Monk, James Naughton, Richard Thomas, Karen Ziemba, Peter Howard, and more. The benefit was chaired by lyricist Sheldon Harnick.
Encompass New Opera Theatre is dedicated to creating, developing and producing imaginative productions of new music theatre and contemporary
opera. Striving to discover and nurture emerging artists, premiere groundbreaking new productions, and revive important 20th century operas
by outstanding American and international composers, Encompass has produced over 46 fully-mounted operas with orchestra and staged readings
of more than 100 new works, from jazz and cabaret to musicals and opera.
Debra Monk, Joe Stein, John Kander and Albert Stephenson
Stephen Sondheim and Roger Berlind
Jamie DeRoy and Steven Ernst
Sheldon Harnick, Nancy Rhodes, Hal Prince and Joe Stein
Rose Billings, Robert Goulet and Vera Goulet
Harriet Slaughter, Shari Upbin, Joan Fisher and Hal Prince
Shari Upbin, and Nancy Rhodes
Robert Goulet, Nancy Rhodes, and Jeff Saver
James Naughton, Shari Upbin, and Richard Thomas
David Loud, and Karen Ziemba
Bruce Saver, Jeff Saver and Chita Rivera
Karen Ziemba sings "Willing to Ride" from Steel Pier
Richard Thomas sings "She's a Woman" from Kiss of the Spider Woman
Debra Monk sings "Everybody's Girl" from Steel Pier
James Naughton sings "Razzle Dazzle" from Chicago
Marin Mazzie launches into "Ring Them Bells" from Liza with a Z
Jason Danieley takes his responsibility as 'Bell Ringer' very seriously!
Daniely sings "The Only One" from The Visit
The Encompass Singers
The one and only Chita Rivera!
Rivera shows her love for John Kander
Kander is honored.
Bruce Saver, John Kander, Robert Goulet
Nancy Rhodes, Jeff Saver, Chita Rivera, Harriet Slaughter
Husband and wife Daniely and Mazzie.
John Kander and Jason Daniely