Anthony de Mare to Debut I THINK ABOUT YOU, Featuring New Work by Duncan Sheik and More, 7/18-19
Anthony de Mare is internationally recognized as one of the world's most versatile pianists, and one of its foremost champions of contemporary music. In the process, he has inspired the creation of dozens of new works by some of today's most distinguished artists.
"I Think About You" is the cabaret version of Anthony de Mare's latest initiative, "Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano." July 18-19, 2014, during Bear Week 2014, will mark the premiere of "I Think About You," which is exclusively tailored for Provincetown audiences, directed by Jef Hall-Flavin. For tickets, visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222.
The show which includes exclusive new works from Steve Reich, Ricky Ian Gordon, Duncan Sheik, Nico Muhly, Jake Heggie, William Bolcom and more, bring the work of musical theater maestro Stephen Sondheim into the concert hall. De Mare will perform repertoire from Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Follies, Company, Sunday in the Park with George and Into The Woods.
"Liaisons" is a landmark commissioning and concert project that perfectly expresses his vision to expand both the repertoire and the audience for contemporary music. As creator, performer and co-producer (with Rachel Colbert) of The Liaisons Project, de Mare has brought together many of today's most highly regarded emerging and established composers to create a solo piano piece based on a Sondheim.
About The Art House: The Art House is Provincetown's premiere entertainment venue and Cape Cod's summer home to top Broadway talent, internationally touring cabaret artists and stand-up comics. The Art House, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale, is the original home to the internationally acclaimed Broadway@ The Art House series hosted by Seth Rudetsky, which in summer of 2013 presented Broadway superstars Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty (of TV's "Smash"), Megan Mullally (of TV's "Will & Grace"), Christine Ebersole, Joanna Gleason, Sam Harris and Marilyn Maye in addition to other national-level music and comedy programming such as Varla Jean Merman, Melissa Ferrick, Judy Gold, and others. In 2012 the Art House also proudly presented Margaret Cho, Mario Cantone, Alice Ripley, Faith Prince, Charles Busch Judy Kuhn and Miranda Sings. The venue's new state-of the art sound system lends itself particularly well to making this top-draw talent feel at home.
For this summer of 2014, the original Broadway @ The Art House series hosted by Seth Rudetsky includes concerts with Kristin Chenoweth @ Town Hall on Aug. 10th as well as Andrea Martin (June 28 & 29), Cheyenne Jackson (July 4, 5 & 6), Ana Gasteyer (July 12 & 13), Adam Pascal (July 26 & 27), Alice Ripley (Aug. 2 & 3), Marilyn Maye (Aug 5 - 9), Megan Hilty (Aug. 13 - 18), and Bryan Batt (Aug. 24 & 25), and summer-long runs by Varla Jean Merman (June 30 - Aug. 30), Jinkx Monsoon (June 27 - Sept. 20), The Golden Gals (June 6 - Aug. 30), and the singing string quartet Well-Strung (June 30 - Sept. 20). The Art House is wheelchair accessible.