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December Songs - 2005 - New York

Inspired by Franz Schubert’s “Winter Journey”

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The Encore

(New York, NY)
266 W. 47th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2019
NiCori Studios & Productions announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, 'Music at the Mansiona??, on Sunday, September 29, at 3pm at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center in Bloomfield, NJ. Performers include Jimmy Horan, Lisa Viggiano and Stearns Matthews . The Young Musician Moment will be Grace Carlin.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017
From the mind of Gerard Alessandrini -- the award-winning creator of the theatrical legend Forbidden Broadway and the recent hit Spamilton -- comes a thrilling new nightclub presentation, Anything Can Happen in the Theatre: The Songs of Maury Yeston for 12 nights only October 4th through October 21st
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017
Urban Stages announces the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, which will begin Tuesday, December 12 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2017
Inspired by Shubert's Wintereisse (A Winter's Journey), December Songs portrays a brokenhearted young woman, wandering the snowy paths of Central Park. In this contemporary tale of her journey, she finds the strength to recover and begin her life anew. Written by prolific Broadway Composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Phantom), December Songs will be performed by Lisa-Marie Parker (Les Miserables, Cats, Blood Brothers).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016
New Jersey-raised, multi-award winning New York cabaret vocalist Stearns Matthews will present a benefit concert titled The Stearns Matthews Christmas Special on Saturday, December 17th at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair. The first half of the program will feature the song cycle December Songs by Broadway composer Maury Yeston and the second half will harken back to the television Christmas specials of yesteryear, complete with chestnuts, presents, and yuletide by the fireside!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018
BroadwayWorld Cabaret is pleased to announce the nominees in 17 categories for the 2018 BWW New York Cabaret Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012
54 BELOW, the new performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, has announced the following upcoming events.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017
MAC and Bistro Award-winning vocalist Stearns Matthews performs the newest recording of Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Maury Yeston's (Nine, Grand Hotel, Titanic) song cycle, December Songs. This marks the first time the song cycle has been recorded by a man.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2018
Sarah Zahn will perform December Songs at 7:30 pm January 14, 2017 at the Hershey Area Playhouse in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The performance features accompaniment by American Music Theater's Andy Roberts and has been reimagined for the stage by Jennifer Feldser.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's epic voyage, The 5th Avenue Theatre is presenting Titanic: The Concert. With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, Titanic: The Concert is a unique way to celebrate the centennial of one of the most memorable events of the last century. Actors will sing with the support of a 25-piece orchestra and the 80 voices of the award-winning Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union. The story of the Titanic will come to life through music on The 5th Avenue stage on nights that coincide exactly with the ship's historic journey and tragic end.
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 19, 2013
If you're a singer who has always wanted to create your own solo show, here is a great place to begin. Joshua Finkel has created a successful method of putting together a cabaret act and talks about the growth his students experience once they begin to focus on building their own act.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018
The next edition of Bobbie Horowitz's MAC Award winning series, IT'S JUST A NUMBER, takes place on Monday, January 29th at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama** (343 West 46th Street, NYC; phone 212- 757-0788).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017
To kick off the New Year, Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to host the first of its 2017 Dark Night Series productions, December Songs, featuring Playhouse veteran soprano Sarah Zahn, on Saturday, Jan. 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the world premiere of the new musical Death Takes a Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics by Maury Yeston, directed by Doug Hughes. Death Takes a Holiday is based on the dramatic play by Alberto Casella, rewritten for the American stage by Walter Ferris, and originally produced by Messrs. Shubert.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015
Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray; "Huge"), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line; Death Takes A Holiday), and Christine Dwyer (Wicked; Rent) join previously announced Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Jenna Leigh Green ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"), Laurissa Romain ("Top Five"), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story) as the special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018
MAC and Bistro Award-winning vocalist Stearns Matthews will perform four solo concerts at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Manhattan on January 4 at 7pm, February 17 at 2pm, March 13 at 7pm, and April 4 at 7pm. The series, named #RESIDENCY, will feature two different shows.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015
Joshua Colley, who starred as Les in Broadway's Newsies, and is currently originating the role of Gavroche in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables, has just joined the lineup of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015
Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change) and Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance) have just joined the lineup of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014
Producers David Mirvish and Barry & Fran Weissler just announced that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, will finally have its Canadian premiere in a brand new production directed by Thom Southerland. TITANIC will play a six-week engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, from July 22 through August 31. TITANIC will then berth on Broadway in the Fall of 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director), The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chair, Sheldon Harnick will pay tribute to Academy Award and Tony Award-winning luminaries, ESTELLE PARSONS and MAURY YESTON, with a star-studded musical salute. The elegant evening - hosted by Midge Woolsey of Thirteen/WNET and WQXR Radio - will feature recollections and tributes by well-known Musical Theatre and Opera personalities and friends. Dazzling musical entertainment will feature stars of stage and screen.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017
Sarah Zahn will perform December Songs at 7:30 pm January 14, 2017 at the Hershey Area Playhouse in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015
American Idol's Eric Anthony Lopez completes the principal list of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Bookseller in the Rain, a tribute to the music of legendary composer Maury Yeston. Mr. Lopez joins previously announced Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change),Mara Davi ('Smash'), Jenna Leigh Green ('Sabrina, the Teenage Witch'), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story). Also present will be our guest of honor, Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated composer Maury Yeston.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016
Broadway au Carre is celebrating its second anniversary this month! To celebrate in proper form such a special occasion, the series will feature the amazingly talented Isabelle Georges (Padam Padam, Titanic, Broadway en chante) in a program completely dedicated to the music of Tony award winning composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Grand Hotel). Alongside singer Frederik Steenbrink and pianist Yann Ollivo, Isabelle Georges will perform Maury Yeston's song cycle 'December Songs' as well as excerpts from Titanic and Nine, as well as a song that the composer wrote especially for her.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015
Aaron Walpole (Les Miserables), Wendi Bergamini (Doctor Zhivago), and Natalie Ballenger (Orange Blossoms) complete the list of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. Bergamini and Walpole join previously announced Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Mara Davi ('Smash'), Jenna Leigh Green ('Sabrina, the Teenage Witch'), Laurissa Romain ('Top Five'), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story). Also present will be our guest of honor, Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated composer Maury Yeston.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) is pleased to announce the 2018 MAC Award nominees. The nominees, in a majority of the categories, were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership. The MAC Board of Directors selected the nominees for Show of the Year. Special committees selected the nominees in the Ensemble Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Singing Entertainer (Female; Male), Recording (LaMott Friedman), Major Recording, Song and Comedy/Novelty Song categories. The names of the songwriters in the Song and Comedy/Novelty Song categories are being withheld during the voting period, but will be announced publicly as soon as the voting period concludes.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2009
Michael Martinez is proud to present An Evening of Music and Comedy V at Don't Tell Mama. This showcase and variety show will feature singer/songwriter Matt Hurd, singer/songwriter Paige Nichols, singer Maria Noe, and standup comic and singer Danielle Trzcinski. Comedian / actor Robert Brehm will be the special guest host. Producer Michael Martinez has previously presented showcases at Don't Tell Mama and several other New York City clubs. These showcases highlight emerging stars in comedy, music, and musical theater. Showtime is 7:00 pm, door opens at 6:30pm. Admission is $15.00, plus a two drink minimum. For reservations call Don't Tell Mama at 212-757-0788. Based just outside of NYC on Long Island, Matt Hurd writes and performs his catchy acoustic pop tunes about everything from love to loss. With strong influences from classic icons like Van Morrison and Paul Simon all the way to contemporary artists ranging from the likes of John Mayer to Kanye West, Matt's sound and style has been compared to the music of Jack Johnson and Matt Nathanson. He has a charming stage presence rooted in a strong performance and a subtle wit, which helps fans of all kinds of music enjoy listening to him. Although young, Matt has the charisma and appeal of a seasoned performer. Recently, Matt has played at a variety of NYC venues and also appeared as a guest on the Joey Reynolds Show. www.myspace.com/matthurdmusic Maria Noe (marianoe.com) is a junior at Bowling Green State University studying music and business. Maria has most recently performed a cabaret featuring Maury Yeston's songcycle December Songs. Past shows include Crazy For You, Me & My Girl, How To Succeed..., Carousel, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast, as well as productions affiliated with Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and American Entertainment Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015
Matthew Martin, who co-wrote the popular, Broadway-aimed musical Ghostlight with Tim Realbuto will duet with his co-writer Tim's upcoming Maury Yeston tribute concert, Realbuto announced this morning. The two best friends will duet on Yeston's Love Can't Happen from 'Grand Hotel.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015
Nikki Blonsky, who was originally scheduled to perform in Tim Realbuto's Bookseller in the Rain Maury Yeston tribute concert, had to withdraw from the production due to a severe flu that has left her on bed rest with extremely strict orders from her doctors.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016
Broadway au Carre is celebrating its second anniversary this month! To celebrate in proper form such a special occasion, the series will feature the amazingly talented Isabelle Georges (Padam Padam, Titanic, Broadway en chante) in a program completely dedicated to the music of Tony award winning composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Grand Hotel). Alongside singer Frederik Steenbrink and pianist Yann Ollivo, Isabelle Georges will perform Maury Yeston's song cycle 'December Songs' as well as excerpts from Titanic and Nine, as well as a song that the composer wrote especially for her.
by David Clarke - Feb 1, 2018
Stearns Matthews, a Bistro and Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award-winning vocalist, recently released DECEMBER SONGS. This album is the first male recording of Maury Yeston's 1991 song cycle, which is inspired by Franz Schubert's beloved Winterreise song cycle. With this album, Matthews' shimmering and spirited tenor instrument better connects Yeston's cycle to his inspiration while allowing listeners to get lost in these snow-covered tunes.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017
Celebrities including Harry Enfield, Alexander Armstrong, Louise Dearman, have been so entranced by the music of the new, award-winning musical The Grinning Man, that they have recorded unique versions of their favourite tracks from the show. Opening at Trafalgar Studios from 6 December, and powered by an outstanding score (Sunday Times), the soundtrack of this fantastical musical has inspired an unprecedented range of stars to make The Grinning Man their own.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016
Sarah Zahn will perform December Songs at 7:30 pm January 14, 2017 at the Hershey Area Playhouse in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
by Eugene Ebner - Dec 12, 2018
Renee Katz's captivating WINTER AWAKENINGS, a celebration of Maury Yeston's song cycle DECEMBER SONGS (and more) is a touching and authentic addition to this holiday season. BWW chatted with Katz after her show to discuss the material and more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017
Urban Stages presents this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, which begins tonight, December 12, featuring some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018
Voting continues for three more weeks for the BWW Cabaret Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013
Laura Osnes, currently playing the title role in Broadway's CINDERELLA, will release IF I TELL YOU, a solo album featuring the music of composer Maury Yeston, on June 4. Get a first look at the album cover below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company announced the full company of the new musical Death Takes A Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics by Maury Yeston, directed by Doug Hughes. The cast will include Linda Balgord (Contessa Danielli), Matt Cavenaugh (Eric Fenton), Mara Davi (Alice), Joy Hermalyn (Cora), Jay Jaski (Lorenzo), Simon Jones (Dr. Dario Albione), Rebecca Luker (Duchess Lamberti), Patricia Noonan (Sophia), Julian Ovenden (Prince Sirki / Death), Jill Paice (Grazia), Michael Siberry (Duke Lamberti), Alexandra Socha (Daisy Fenton), Don Stephenson (Fidele), Max Von Essen (Corrado Montelli).
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016
How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals?
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2012
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's epic voyage, The 5th Avenue Theatre presented Titanic: The Concert, April 13-15. With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, Titanic: The Concert was a unique way to celebrate the centennial of one of the most memorable events of the last century. Actors sang with the support of a 25-piece orchestra and the 80 voices of the award-winning Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union. The story of the Titanic came to life through music on The 5th Avenue stage on nights that coincided exactly with the ship's historic journey and tragic end. Go behind the scenes of the concert below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2012
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's epic voyage, The 5th Avenue Theatre presented Titanic: The Concert, April 13-15. With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, Titanic: The Concert was a unique way to celebrate the centennial of one of the most memorable events of the last century. Actors sang with the support of a 25-piece orchestra and the 80 voices of the award-winning Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union. The story of the Titanic came to life through music on The 5th Avenue stage on nights that coincided exactly with the ship's historic journey and tragic end. Check out photos from the evening below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015
DECEMBER SONGS is a song cycle about lost love, and the struggle to find peace and start fresh. Three of Toronto's most dynamic young performers bring this hauntingly beautiful score by award winning composer Maury Yeston to life for two nights only!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015
DECEMBER SONGS is a song cycle about lost love, and the struggle to find peace and start fresh. Three of Toronto's most dynamic young performers bring this hauntingly beautiful score by award winning composer Maury Yeston to life for two nights only!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2021
The Hershey Area Playhouse is presenting December Songs, featuring soprano Sarah Zahn and pianist Andy Roberts. The online performances will be held on April 23, 24 and 25 at 7 pm.