Photo Coverage: R&H President Ted Chapin Honored by Queens Theater
The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) honored Rodgers & Hammerstein president Ted Chapin (left) at its annual gala Wednesday night for his support in helping the Queens-based theater "bring Allegro to the stage," according to Shelly Felder, president of APAC's board of directors. APAC produced the rarely seen Rodgers & Hammerstein flop last spring, some six months before Classic Stage mounted it under the direction of John Doyle. APAC's Allegro received a 2014 Innovative Theatre (IT) Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.
New York City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer, whose district includes part of Astoria, was also honored at the APAC gala, which was held at the Museum of the Moving Image. Entertainment at the event included a performance of the song "Our Time" from Merrily We Roll Along, APAC's next production.
The Astoria Performing Arts Center, established in 2001, produces premieres and revivals of plays and musicals and runs outreach programs for children and seniors in the community. It will present Merrily We Roll Along from April 30 to May 23. Click here for more information.
All photos by Adrienne Onofri