The Housewives' Cantata

Three sisters and the men in their lives.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2008
Presented by Diodati Productions, Villa Diodati has music by Mira J. Spektor, lyrics by Colette Inez, book by Colette Inez & Mira J. Spektor with additional lyrics by Byron, Shelley, Spektor & Wordsworth and will be directed by Rob Urbinati with musical direction by Thomas Carlo Bo. Villa Diodati is an official selection of the 2008 New York Music Theatre Festival and will be performed at the 45th Street Theatre (354 W 45 Street).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015
The Aviva Players, now in its 40th season, invites opera goers to travel into the past and future with its 'Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films' to be presented at Opera America, 330 Seventh Ave., Manhattan, on November 4. The films are 'Villa Diodati' a screen version of Mira J. Spektor's opera about Mary Shelley and the origins of her Frankenstein story, and 'Libertaria: the Virtual Opera' by Sabrina Pena Young, a futuristic animated tale that may be the world's first original machinima opera and is certainly one of the few animated comic book operas.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), has announced full casting for a staged concert production - similar in style to their acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series - of the 1966 musical Man with a Load of Mischief, with music by John Clifton, lyrics by Clifton and Ben Tarver, and book by Tarver. Directed by Jenn Thompson with music direction by Bryan L. Wade, the cast will feature P.J. Benjamin (Wicked), Naomi Brockwell, Stephen R. Buntrock (A Little Night Music), Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can), Nancy Johnston (Elf) and Robert Petkoff (Anything Goes).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015
The Aviva Players will begin its 40th season on October 16 with 'Songs, Piano Rags & Chamber Music by Women Composers, including the Piano Trio by Fanny Mendelssohn,' the first installment of a three-part concert series at Opera America, 330 Seventh Ave.  The concert will include piano rags by May Frances Aufderheide, Irene Giblin and Adeline Shepard; songs by Mira J. Spektor, and 'Vocal Duets' and 'The Piano Trio' by Fanny Mendelssohn.  The evening is presented in conjunction with Downtown Music Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2008
Presented by Diodati Productions, Villa Diodati has music by Mira J. Spektor, lyrics by Colette Inez, book by Colette Inez & Mira J. Spektor with additional lyrics by Byron, Shelley, Spektor & Wordsworth and will be directed by Rob Urbinati with musical direction by Thomas Carlo Bo. Villa Diodati is an official selection of the 2008 New York Music Theatre Festival and will be performed at the 45th Street Theatre (354 W 45 Street).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017
The Aviva Players will present Mira J. Spektor's Lady of The Castle, A Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera, based on a true story & an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011
The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has announced the titles for its upcoming Fall 2011 Musicals in Mufti Concert Series-the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances. This October, the York will continue its Off-Broadway Celebration with the Muftis of The Housewives' Cantata (October 21-23) and Tomfoolery (October 28-30).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2012
Continuing their "Celebration of Off-Broadway,' The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), will present a staged concert production - similar in style to their acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series - of the 1966 musical Man with a Load of Mischief, with music by John Clifton, lyrics by Clifton and Ben Tarver, and book by Tarver. Directed by Jenn Thompson with music direction by Bryan Wade, Man with a Load of Mischief will play three performances only, Monday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's. Casting will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2012
As part of the League of Professional Theatre Women's 30th Anniversary 30 Plays Celebrate 30 Years project, an evening dedicated to poetry written and performed by poets P.J. Gibson, Carol Hall, Anne Hamilton, Harriet Slaughter, Mira Spektor and Gayl Teller will be presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre on Monday, October 29th at 7:30. Cara Reichel will direct. Melody Berger will provide incidental music.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017
The Aviva Players present Mira J. Spektor's Lady of The Castle, A Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera, based on a true story & an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2011
The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has announced preliminary casting for its upcoming Fall 2011 Musicals in Mufti Concert Series-the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances. This October, the York will continue its Off-Broadway Celebration with the Muftis of The Housewives' Cantata (October 21-23) and Tomfoolery (October 28-30).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2012
As part of the League of Professional Theatre Women's 30th Anniversary 30 Plays Celebrate 30 Years project, an evening dedicated to poetry written and performed by poets P.J. Gibson, Carol Hall, Anne Hamilton, Harriet Slaughter, Mira Spektor and Gayl Teller will be presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre tonight, October 29th at 7:30. Cara Reichel will direct. Melody Berger will provide incidental music.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2011
The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has announced the titles for its upcoming Fall 2011 Musicals in Mufti Concert Series-the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances. This October, the York will continue its Off-Broadway Celebration with the Muftis of The Housewives' Cantata (October 21-23) and Tomfoolery (October 28-30).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017
The Aviva Players and Algonquin Theater Productions in association with Diodati Productions, Original Cast Records and The New York Association present Lady of the Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J. Spektor.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 23, 2011
The Fall 2011 Musicals in Mufti Concert Series-the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances- presented THE HOUSEWIVES' CANTATA on October 21. Two performances remain, on October 22 and 23.
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016
Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two musical tales of Jewish humor and heartbreak. The evening of opera begins with a 20-minute curtain raiser, Seymour Barab's raucous, off-color opera vaudeville From Oy to Vey.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011
The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has announced preliminary casting for its upcoming Fall 2011 Musicals in Mufti Concert Series-the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances.
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 19, 2012
My distant cousin Walter Elias 'Walt' Disney had a knack for turning everything into perfection, or at least practically perfect in every way. He took the mean, cranky nanny from P.L. Travers' book "Mary Poppins" and turned her into a saint. He excised two of the four Banks children, allowing the cutest ones to remain in the story. Travers' nanny couldn't dance on rooftops, didn't have adventures with Bert, didn't win at the horse races and couldn't sing. Travers was Australian; they take pride in being able to endure aggressive crocodiles, harsh deserts and appalling alloparenting. For those of us in the northern hemisphere who prefer our protagonists to be a bit on the spoonful of sugar side, Disney's Mary Poppins is just the ticket.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011
The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has announced preliminary casting for its upcoming Fall 2011 Musicals in Mufti Concert Series-the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015
The Aviva Players will begin its 40th season tonight, October 16 with 'Songs, Piano Rags & Chamber Music by Women Composers, including the Piano Trio by Fanny Mendelssohn,' the first installment of a three-part concert series at Opera America, 330 Seventh Ave.  The concert will include piano rags by May Frances Aufderheide, Irene Giblin and Adeline Shepard; songs by Mira J. Spektor, and 'Vocal Duets' and 'The Piano Trio' by Fanny Mendelssohn.  The evening is presented in conjunction with Downtown Music Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012
Continuing their "Celebration of Off-Broadway,' The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), will present a staged concert production - similar in style to their acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series - of the 1966 musical Man with a Load of Mischief, with music by John Clifton, lyrics by Clifton and Ben Tarver, and book by Tarver. Directed by Jenn Thompson with music direction by Bryan Wade, Man with a Load of Mischief will play three performances only, Monday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's. Casting will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012
Continuing their "Celebration of Off-Broadway,' The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), will present a staged concert production - similar in style to their acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series - of the 1966 musical Man with a Load of Mischief, with music by John Clifton, lyrics by Clifton and Ben Tarver, and book by Tarver. Directed by Jenn Thompson with music direction by Bryan Wade, Man with a Load of Mischief will play three performances only, today, October 1 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's. Casting will be announced shortly
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015
The Aviva Players, now in its 40th season, invites opera goers to travel into the past and future with its 'Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films' to be presented at Opera America, 330 Seventh Ave., Manhattan, tonight, November 4. The films are 'Villa Diodati' a screen version of Mira J. Spektor's opera about Mary Shelley and the origins of her Frankenstein story, and 'Libertaria: the Virtual Opera' by Sabrina Pena Young, a futuristic animated tale that may be the world's first original machinima opera and is certainly one of the few animated comic book operas.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016
Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two musical tales of Jewish humor and heartbreak. The evening of opera begins with a 20-minute curtain raiser, Seymour Barab's raucous, off-color opera vaudeville From Oy to Vey.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017
The Aviva Players and Algonquin Theater Productions in association with Diodati Productions, Original Cast Records and The New York Association present Lady of the Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J. Spektor.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2009
BILL KRAKAUER will be singing popular songs from the 20's to the 2000's - famous or forgotten - written by women or sung by great women performers at THE CELL PERFORMANCE SALON. JONATHAN CERULLO directs, PAUL TRUEBLOOD is the accompanist and music director, and JERED EGAN performs on double bass. The production plays March 2nd at 8:00 pm. All Tickets are $25.00 (no minimum) and can be reserved by calling 212-724-7933. THE CELL is located at 338 West 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2009
The Housewives' Cantata, the funny feminist classical musical revue with music by Mira J. Spektor and lyrics by June Siegel, will play at the Triad Theater for three nights only, on Wednesday, January 7, Wednesday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 20 at 8 p.m. Karen Carpenter directs. Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by calling 212-362-2590 or visiting www.triadnyc.com. The Triad Theater is located at 158 West 72nd Street, just east of Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2009
THE HOUSEWIVES' CANTATA, the funny feminist classical musical revue with music by MIRA J. SPEKTOR and lyrics by JUNE SIEGEL, played at the TRIAD THEATER on Wednesday, January 7, Wednesday, January 14, and has one last performance Tuesday, January 20 at 8 p.m. KAREN CARPENTER directs. Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by calling 212-362-2590 or visiting www.triadnyc.com. The TRIAD THEATER is located at 158 West 72nd Street, just east of Broadway. The first funny feminist musical revue for men and women, THE HOUSEWIVES' CANTATA uses a cabaret style ? la 'Jacques Brel...' to tell the story of three women, one of whom goes from housewife to becoming the first woman President of the United States. Songs featured in the revue include 'What is a woman?,' 'Dirty dish rag,' 'Guinevere among the grapefruit peels,' 'Adultery waltz' and 'Divorce lament.' The Off-Broadway production produced by Cheryl Crawford was praised as 'A sprightly songfest' by The New York Times. Reviews of the Cast Album of THE HOUSEWIVES' CANTATA, available from Original Cast Records, have praised the songs' 'trenchant lyrics' and the music's 'nice balance between the touching and the tart' (The Music Connoisseur).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2009
THE HOUSEWIVES' CANTATA, the funny feminist classical musical revue with music by MIRA J. SPEKTOR and lyrics by JUNE SIEGEL, played at the TRIAD THEATER on Wednesday, January 7, Wednesday, January 14, and has one last performance Tuesday, January 20 at 8 p.m. KAREN CARPENTER directs. Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by calling 212-362-2590 or visiting www.triadnyc.com. The TRIAD THEATER is located at 158 West 72nd Street, just east of Broadway. The first funny feminist musical revue for men and women, THE HOUSEWIVES' CANTATA uses a cabaret style ? la 'Jacques Brel...' to tell the story of three women, one of whom goes from housewife to becoming the first woman President of the United States. Songs featured in the revue include 'What is a woman?,' 'Dirty dish rag,' 'Guinevere among the grapefruit peels,' 'Adultery waltz' and 'Divorce lament.' The Off-Broadway production produced by Cheryl Crawford was praised as 'A sprightly songfest' by The New York Times. Reviews of the Cast Album of THE HOUSEWIVES' CANTATA, available from Original Cast Records, have praised the songs' 'trenchant lyrics' and the music's 'nice balance between the touching and the tart' (The Music Connoisseur).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2009
BILL KRAKAUER will be singing popular songs from the 20's to the 2000's - famous or forgotten - written by women or sung by great women performers at THE CELL PERFORMANCE SALON for just two nights only. JONATHAN CERULLO directs, PAUL TRUEBLOOD is the accompanist and music director, and JERED EGAN performs on double bass. The production plays two nights only, Monday, February 16th and Monday, March 2nd at 8:00 pm. All Tickets are $25.00 (no minimum) and can be reserved by calling 212-724-7933. THE CELL is located at 338 West 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2009
BILL KRAKAUER will be singing popular songs from the 20's to the 2000's - famous or forgotten - written by women or sung by great women performers at THE CELL PERFORMANCE SALON. JONATHAN CERULLO directs, PAUL TRUEBLOOD is the accompanist and music director, and JERED EGAN performs on double bass. The production plays March 2nd at 8:00 pm. All Tickets are $25.00 (no minimum) and can be reserved by calling 212-724-7933. THE CELL is located at 338 West 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2009
BILL KRAKAUER will be singing popular songs from the 20's to the 2000's - famous or forgotten - written by women or sung by great women performers at THE CELL PERFORMANCE SALON for just two nights only. JONATHAN CERULLO directs, PAUL TRUEBLOOD is the accompanist and music director, and JERED EGAN performs on double bass. The production plays two nights only, Monday, February 16th and Monday, March 2nd at 8:00 pm. All Tickets are $25.00 (no minimum) and can be reserved by calling 212-724-7933. THE CELL is located at 338 West 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2008
The Housewives' Cantata, the funny feminist classical musical revue with music by Mira J. Spektor and lyrics by June Siegel, will play at the Triad Theater for three nights only, on Wednesday, January 7, Wednesday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 20 at 8 p.m. Karen Carpenter directs. Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by calling 212-362-2590 or visiting www.triadnyc.com. The Triad Theater is located at 158 West 72nd Street, just east of Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017
Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Giovanni The Fearless, a new commedia dell'arte folk opera ideal for all audiences, including grandparents, parents and their kids.