Feinstein's/54 Below to Host TAMAR OF THE RIVER: REUNION CONCERT
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tamar of the River Reunion Concert on November 1, 2017 at 9:30pm.
Join us at Feinstein's/54 Below for the four-year anniversary reunion concert of Marisa Michelson's and Joshua H. Cohen's Tamar Of The River! Called one of the "most extraordinary scores in years" (Jesse Green, NY Magazine), "a renegade piece of musical theatre drawing on traditions vast and cosmic" (Dave Malloy) and likened to Hamilton in adventurousness (Vox Magazine), Tamar of the River cracks open the form of the genre with its wildly inventive musical storytelling, otherworldly sounds and textures, and stunning vocal virtuosity.
This score will be heard in New York for the first time since Prospect Theater Company's world premiere production, directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Chase Brock. The concert will again be directed by Daniel Goldstein, the creative team also includes music director Kurt Crowley. Led by Margo Seibert reprising her Drama Desk-nominated performance as Tamar, and featuring the original cast of cutting-edge creator-performers, this one-night-only concert experience is not to be missed.
Featuring Margo Seibert (Rocky, In Transit), Ako (Throne of Blood), Margot Bassett Silver (Meredith Monk's Songs of Ascension), Erik Lochtefeld (Small Mouth Sounds), HeathCliff Saunders (The Great Comet), and Vince B. Vincent (Sisyphus). With Jen Anaya, Troy Anthony (As You Like It), Adam Bashian (In Transit), Tamrin Goldberg (Raisin at APAC, Choreographer), Jeremy Greenbaum (Newsies), Sarah Beth Pfeifer (The Lightning Thief).
Tamar of the River Reunion Concert plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) November 1st at 9:30pm. There is a $25-$60 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
"The musical theater traditions [Tamar of the River] draws on are vast and positively cosmic, in every sense of the word; aspects of Jewish liturgical music, Islamic azans, European opera, jazz harmonies, African-American gospel, Japanese Noh singing, Balinese monkey chant, Balkan timbres, Pendereckian tone clusters, and Meredith Monkian extended vocal techniques all are kneaded together into something that simultaneously sounds like it came from 7000 years ago and some distant and improbable quantum future." - Dave Malloy, Composer, The Great Comet
MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Marisa Michelson is a multi-award winning writer of interdisciplinary music-theatre, choral work, and musicals, and is the founder of Constellation-Chor, a vocal performance ensemble. She is also a sought-after voice teacher. Her music has been called "exquisite" (NYTimes), "otherworldly" (Steven Suskin), and "gorgeous...adventurous" (Vox Magazine). Her musical with Joshua H. Cohen,Tamar of the River (Prospect Theater; Two Drama Desk Nominations) was highly praised as "one of the most extraordinary scores in years (Jesse Green - NYMagazine). Upcoming: One Thousand Nights and One Day (Prospect Theater World Premiere 2018). Other work includes an oratorio for five choirs/200 singers Naamah's Ark (Royce Vavrek, Ted Sperling, starring Victoria Clark), her interdisciplinary Desire/Divinity Project (Song of Song of Songs and Sappho Fragments (Heartbeat Opera, Judson Memorial), monodrama The Other Room (libretto: Mark Campbell). Awards: 2017 Creative Engagement Award (LMCC); Jonathan Larson Award. Residencies: MacDowell, Ucross, Blue Mountain Center, New Dramatists. www.marisamichelson.com
Joshua H. Cohen's honors include a Jonathan Larson Grant, the Anna Zornio Children's Theatre Playwriting Award (lyrics, Keep On Walkin'), and a MAC Award nomination for his cult cabaret hit "The Sacrifice of Love" (a.k.a. the waxing song). Productions include his play The Thirteenth Commandment (Libra Theater Company, 7 NY Innovative Theater Award nominations, 2 wins), musical Tamar of the River (Prospect Theatre Company, 2 Drama Desk nominations, world premiere recording from Yellow Sound Label), and children's musical Flight School (Vital Theatre Company, OCR now available, currently on international tour). Other work developed or produced by Emerging Artists Theater, Active Theater, Oberon Theater Ensemble, Jewish Ensemble Theater, Secret Theater, New American, many others. Member, Dramatists Guild; 2008-10 Fellow, American Lyric Theatre's Composer-Librettist Development Program; August 2012 CAP21 Writers Residency. BA: Amherst College, MFA: NYU-GMTWP. www.JoshuaHCohen.com
Daniel Goldstein is the winner of the 2016 Kleban Prize for Most Promising Librettist. His musicals include UNKNOWN SOLDIER, written with Michael Friedman, which had its World Premiere at the Williamstown Theater Festival, directed by Trip Cullman, and ROW, written with Dawn Landes, which has been developed by The Orchard Project, Tofte Lake Center, Rhinebeck Writers and Goodspeed Musicals, and will have a workshop this fall at Playwright's Horizons. As a director his work has been seen on and off Broadway and around the world - including multiple productions in Japan. He is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Performance Studies. He is the proud father of Grace and Ezra. www.danielgoldsteincreative.com
Kurt Crowley Currently the music director/conductor of Hamilton on Broadway. Previous work as a conductor includes Hamilton (Public Theater),Bring It On (Broadway), Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Off-Broadway), In The Heights (National Tour), and FLY (Dallas Theater Center). He contributed arrangements, and additional orchestrations for Carmen La Cubana (Théâtre du Châtelet) and Somewhere(Hartford Stage). After studying Music and Comparative Religion at Harvard University, he received a Paine Fellowship to study classical and devotional music in North India.
Margo Seibert Broadway: ROCKY ( Drama League Award Nomination), IN TRANSIT. Off-Broadway: TAMAR OF THE RIVER (2014 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical), UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW. Regional (select credits): EVER AFTER, LAST FIVE YEARS, CANDIDE. TV: ELEMENTARY, BOARDWALK EMPIRE. In 2015 Margo co-founded RACKET., an organization committed to providing menstrual hygiene products for low-income and homeless 'menstruators.' For more information visit www.weracket.com. @margo_seibert
The full original cast of Tamar of the River was also featured on the World Premiere Recording, released by Yellow Sound Label, produced by Michael Croiter.
MORE ABOUT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.
In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes, "Feinstein's/54 Below has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat in the house. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs."
Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$105. 54Below.com/Feinsteins