The Take Back Pride Campaign, GeekNerdWonk Charitable Trust, The LGBT Community Center and Jamie McGonnigal will present a star-studded concert of William Finn's "Elegies: A Song Cycle." The concert will feature performances from Darius de Haas (Marie Christine, Rent), Michael Brian Dunn (The Life, Cats, Julie and Julia), Jason Forbach(Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable 25th Anniversary Tour),AnnMarie Milazzo(Bright Lights, Big City) and Kerry O'Malley (White Christmas, Billy Elliott). The concert is directed by Michael Rader(Cirque du Soeil, Sacramento Music Circus) with music direction by Ed Guttman (Peg O' My Heart, Celtic Chirstmas) and Stage Management from David Beris (Chita Rivera:A Dancer's Life), Jamie McGonnigal(Secret Garden, Pippin In Concert, Broadway Loves the 80s, Flopz n' Cutz) produces.
The concert will take place on Monday, August 16th at 8pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY.
General Admission: $20
Premium Seats: $50, includes a giftbag and an autographed poster from the
You may visit http://www.gaycenter.org/node/5514 to purchase tickets or call 212-620-7310.
Elegies : A song cycle by William Finn is a tapestry of tributes to partners and friends, long-lost pets, and the victims of 9/11, all the while celebrating the lives of those who have passed on. The songs were composed in memory of Finn's friends, several of whom died of AIDS, and the passing of his mother, Barbara Finn. The final segment of show explores the collapse of the World Trade Center and its emotional aftermath, not only to New
Yorkers, but to the country as a whole.
Though no storyline links the songs, they are united by the underlining idea of loss; in turn funny, tender, witty, and quietly devastating, they form a unified tapestry. Often hilarious, always touching, and very poignant, Elegies takes us on a musical journey that explores the modern world that we live in, our relationships with those we love, and life's infinite joys. Additionally, there will be a silent auction to help raise additional funds for the charities mentioned.
Photo Credit: Jamie McGonnigal