Not it’s not like Project Runway (although you may see some pretty spiffy dressers) . . . it’s Project Broadway . . . Symphony Space’s celebration of all that’s new and exciting on the Great White Way, returning for its second installment, March 27 – April 2. This year’s theme is “The Art of Collaboration,” spotlighting the alchemy that turns music, book, choreography, and staging into theatrical magic. Performers include John Cullum, Nikki Renée Daniels, Jessica Fontana, Santino Fontana, Jeff Kready, Rebecca Luker, Michael McCorry Rose, Ryan Silverman, Elizabeth Stanley, Betsy Wolfe, and others. A special emphasis on new work brings three new musicals, eight world-premiere songs, and six brand-new scores into the mix.
“KICKING AND SCREAMING,” March 27
Lorin Latarro, Noah Racey + others celebrate song & dance
“AFTER ANATEVKA,” March 28
Tevye’s daughters beyond “Tradition” with eight world-premiere songs
“PERFECT HARMONY,” March 30
Celebrating Broadway’s greatest duets, trios, quartets, and ensemble pieces
“ON THE HORIZON,” March 31
Concert excerpts from three new musicals
TED CHAPIN: “RICHARD RODGERS
AND THE ART OF COLLABORATION,” April 2
BROADWAY OPEN MIC NIGHT, March 31
Project Broadway is produced and curated by Joel Fram and Annette Jolles. In addition to concerts, the series includes a lecture-performance and a participatory Open Mic event. Says Symphony Space’s Artistic Director, Andrew Byrne, “Project Broadway is unique for the variety of its programs, its emphasis on new work in both music and dance, and the attention it brings to the exciting younger generation of artists – creators and performers who are sure to set a new course for Broadway as it evolves in the 21st century.” Tickets for all events are available at symphonyspace.org.