On Mon. September 20th at 7pm in Bryant Park, The Town Hall celebrates their 100th Anniversary with the Centennial Concert hosted by MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning Mandolinist, singer and songwriter Chris Thile. The concert pays tribute to the great artists and art forms that the hall nurtured and introduced to New York City.
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Unknown Soldier: Original Cast Recording – one of the final scores from the beloved late Obie Award-winning songwriter Michael Friedman – will be released in digital and streaming formats on Friday, September 24, the date that would have been Friedman’s 46th birthday. Unknown Soldier features music by Michael Friedman; lyrics by Michael Friedman and Daniel Goldstein; and book by Daniel Goldstein. The original stage production was directed by Trip Cullman. The album is produced by Dean Sharenow, and co-produced by Daniel Goldstein, with Hunter Arnold, The Civilians, and Kurt Deutsch serving at executive producers. It features the cast of Playwrights Horizons’ New York Premiere of the musical and orchestrations by Michael Friedman and music supervisor Marco Paguia, and is conducted by music director Julie McBride. To pre-save the album, please visit ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/unknownsoldier
Shrines is the moniker of Brooklyn-based singer and musician Carrie Erving (Ponyhof, Will Butler). Shrines’ debut EP, Release, was produced by Rosana Cabán (of Psychic Twin) and released in November 2019. Her recent video EP of reimagined Irish folk songs, titled Our Ship Is Ready, was released in April 2021. In her performances, Shrines blends her “ethereal vocals and electronics” (John Schaefer, WNYC) with light installations and choreography by Georgia Usborne for an immersive live show. Shrines is currently in the studio recording her debut full-length album of original songs. She will be headlining at Brooklyn’s Sultan Room Under the Stars — open-air on the Turk’s Inn Rooftop — on October 6 (tickets). Shrines will perform alongside dancer/choreographer/curator Georgia Usborne; NOIA and Eleni will respectively open the night.
Kati Neiheisel (MAC Award Nominee Best NY Female Debut) has a new show at Pangea on Oct 15, Oct 30, Nov 16 (7PM) and Dec 5 (1PM) – Yesterday…Once More celebrating the musical legacy of sibling duo Karen and Richard Carpenter. The Friday, 10/15/2021 show coincides with Richard Carpenter’s 75th Birthday. The show includes musical director Gregory Toroian on piano, Skip Ward on bass, David Silliman on drums. Directed by Lina Koutrakos. www.pangeanyc.com
Broadway Sings concert series returns celebrating Lady Gaga’s epic 2020 album Chromatica. On September 27 at 8pm, a bombshell cast of stars will belt out completely new arrangements of the hits of the award-winning album, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra at the beautiful Sony Hall. The lineup boasts Max Chernin (Bright Star), Christine Dwyer (Waitress), J Harrison Ghee(Mrs. Doubtfire), Joomin Hwang (The Prom), Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots), Tamika Lawrence (Caroline, Or Change),Olivia Lux (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”),Corey Mach (Kinky Boots), Julia Murney (Wicked), Larry Owens (A Strange Loop), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!), Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls), Mars Rucker (Tina), Heath Saunders (Great Comet),and Nasia Thomas (Caroline, Or Change) with special appearance by Jim Hogan (Waitress), Brendan Jacob Smith,and Liam Fennecken (School of Rock) of the a cappella group T.3. www.broadwaysingsconcert.com Tix: www.sonyhall.com
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT: The Songs of Drew Gasparini, an evening of music, reflection and friendship from Drew Gasparini, composer of the Broadway-bound The Karate Kid, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, and Skittles Commercial: the Broadway Musical. The performance on Monday, November 1 at 9:45 pm will also be live-streamed, making it accessible to fans all over the world. www.54below.com