LCT3 to Present GRAHAM REYNOLDS: MAKING MUSIC at the Claire Tow Theater, 2/10
Lincoln Center Theater presents a one night only LCT3 Special Event of Graham Reynolds: Making Music, Hosted by Rebecca Havemeyer, Austin's own Dizzy Dame, on Monday, February 10 at 9:30 pm at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). All tickets are $20.
In this concert, composer/bandleader Graham Reynolds tells us in song and words about creating the music for the Rude Mechs' STOP HITTING YOURSELF (currently playing at the Claire Tow Theater) and other projects. This rare NYC-area appearance will be hosted by his good friend, Austin's 'mouth of the south' Rebecca Havemeyer.
Called "the quintessential modern composer" by the London Independent, Austin-based composer/bandleader Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater to DJ Spooky to Ballet Austin. Reynolds' music has been heard from HBO to Showtime, Cannes Film Festival to the Kennedy Center, and the BBC to NPR. He recently scored Before Midnight featuring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, as well as Bernie featuring Jack Black, and his A Scanner Darkly score was named Best Soundtrack of the Decade by Cinema Retro magazine. He performs on piano with Golden Arm Trio and, as Co-Artistic Director of Golden Hornet Project, has produced more than fifty concerts of world-premiere alt-classical music.
Rebecca Havemeyer is an ageless bastard with a heart of gold from the boozy bygone Hollywood years. Once called America's 'Honky Dove' for her glorious voice, Ms. Havemeyer has stood the test of time championing all forms of artistic entertainment and charitable endeavors this good earth has to offer. She was voted 'Best Drag Queen' twice by the Austin Chronicle (2010/2011), but still has yet to figure out what that term means.
Currently playing at the Claire Tow Theater is the LCT3 presentation of STOP HITTING YOURSELF, created by Rude Mechs. Part Pygmalion, part Busby Berkeley, part self-help lexicon, STOP HITTING YOURSELF borrows from the plots of 1930's musicals to dig deep into the contemporary conservative dilemma: how to honor steely individualism without disavowing the virtue of charity -- all the while tap-dancing around a queso fountain. This world premiere features Thomas Graves, Heather Hanna, Joey Hood, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, E. Jason Liebrecht, and Paul Soileau. Commissioned by LCT3, STOP HITTING YOURSELF is written by Kirk Lynn and directed by Shawn Sides and will run through Sunday, February 23.