Drunk Musicals-Green Fig Piano Bar; Audible-Center of the YOUniverse; MasterVoices-Iolanthe-Carnegie Hall; Prospect Theatre Co/Peter Foley Music Project-Out of Myself; Here We Are-Stephen Sondheim Final Musical
MasterVoices concludes its 2022-23 season on May 3 at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium with a concert staging of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Iolanthe, directed and conducted by Ted Sperling. Iolanthe, with “one of Sullivan’s finest scores” (The New York Times), is a battle of the sexes pitting members of Britain’s House of Lords against the Fairy Queen and her kin. The concert features David Garrison, Christine Ebersole, Shereen Ahmed, Schyler Vargas, Ashley Fabian, Santino Fontana, Jason Danieley, Philip Boykin. www.carnegiehall.org
ZABAR ENTERTAINMENT has announced the opening night cast of Drunk Musicals,which opens on April 10 and will be presentedevery Monday at 8:30 PM and Saturday at 9:30 PM at Green Fig Piano Bar (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel). The first show will include Roe Hartrampf (Broadway’s Diana: The Musical, Netflix’s “Emily in Paris”), Kaylee MacKnight (the show’s co-creator/producer), Julie James (Sirius XM Radio’s “On Broadway”), Nick Cearley (The Skivvies, “Out 100”), Emma Degerstedt (Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous”), Dean Cestari (Off-Broadway’s’ “Stranger Sings!”). Starting April 15, Billie Aken-Tyers (Titanique) will join the cast. visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com.
Audible Inc., the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, is pleased to announce that six-time Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess (“Schmigadoon!,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Central Park,” The Little Mermaid) and Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski (“Schmigadoon!,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “30 Rock,” Nine) will perform live together in a new show, Center of the YOUniverse, for three nights only, Thursday, June 15 – Saturday, June 17, on stage at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street), Audible’s creative home for live performances in New York. Directing is Tony Award Winner Christopher Gattelli (“Schmigadoon!,” Newsies, The King and I). Center of the YOUniverse will also be recorded live from the Minetta Lane Theatre and released on Audible at a later date, extending its reach to millions of listeners around the world. www.Audible.com/theater
Prospect Theater Company and the newly launched Peter Foley Music Project have partnered to present Out of Myself—Songs of Peter Foley, a concert celebrating the legacy of the late award-winning composer and lyricist. The concert will be held on Mon. June 5 @ 7:30 pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space featuring Kate Baldwin, Elsa Davis, Melissa Errico, Manoel Felciano, Jason Gotay with additional soloists and choral ensemble singers. Tickets are now available and can be purchased at www.prospecttheater.org/peter-foley-music-project-concert
Producer Tom Kirdahy announces the world premiere of HERE WE ARE, the final musical by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. The musical, formerly known as Square One, features a book by Tony Award nominee David Ives and is inspired by the two films The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and The Exterminating Angel by Luis Buñuel. Direction of the new musical is by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Executive Producers are Sue Wagner, John Johnson and Jillian Robbins. Co-presented by The Shed; Artistic Director Alex Poots, President and COO Maryann Jordan, and Chief Executive Producer Madani Younis. The strictly limited engagement will begin September 2023 in The Shed’s Griffin Theater. Ticket information and casting will be announced soon. www.theshed.org
Featured Image: Audible-Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski