Sutton Foster Stars in Sweet Charity

GettyImages 524220026 Sutton Foster Stars in Sweet CharityMulti-Tony Winner Sutton Foster will star in a revival of Sweet Charity for the New Group’s 2016-2017 season this Fall. With a book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, the 1966 musical celebrates its’ 50th anniversary and is one of the most iconic Broadway musicals of the 1960s. The original production was nominated for 9 Tony Awards winning one for Bob Fosse for Best Choreography and would go on to have a long run in the West End as well as many revivals and international productions.

Sutton has spent the past five years in leading roles on Broadway and TV (Bunheads, Younger) and was a Tony winner for Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman (who also worked with Foster in the 2014 staging of Violet) and Joshua Bergasse (Smash, On The Town) will choreograph. The production will run November & December 2016 and will be presented by The New Group in association with Kevin McCollum. Click HERE for more info.

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BBC Concert Orchestra Honors Cy Coleman

34a9a48462c68d07863933cb4d4edce7 BBC Concert Orchestra Honors Cy ColemanHackney Empire London: On July 6th, 2016 BBC Radio 2′s Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the life and work of the great composer Cy Coleman. Coleman gave Sinatra ‘Witchcraft’; Tony Bennett ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ and Sammy Davis Jr ‘The Rhythm of Life’. He was the six year old child prodigy who gave piano recitals at Carnegie Hall; he grew up to be one of the most successful songwriters and composers in musical theatre winning five Tony Awards, two Grammy’s and three Emmys; his shows included ‘Sweet Charity‘ starring Shirley Maclaine; ‘Wildcat‘ starring Lucille Ball, and Barnum which starred Jim Dale and Glen Close on Broadway and Michael Crawford in London.

Come celebrate the life and work of Cy Coleman with the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Reed (Barnum, Sunset Boulevard) and a stellar cast from London’s West End. Click HERE for tickets and info.

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Skating Polly’s 4th LP Available Today

skating polly lj 0302162 Skating Pollys 4th LP Available TodayOklahoma-born, Tacoma, WA-residing duo Skating Polly release their 4th lp The Big Fit today! “It’s going to be the best album that’s released in 2016″ Philthy Mag.

Produced by Kliph Scurlock (Flaming Lips) and mixed by Paul Kolderie (Pixies, Radiohead) and Jim Vollentine (Spoon, White Denim), The Big Fit seamlessly blends riot grrrl, the snarkiest of ’90s alt rock singer/songwriting, sunshine punk, and even some exceptionally sassy piano pop. See them soon in a city near you. Click HERE for tour dates and check out their new video for “Pretective Boy” HERE.

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Lyrics & Lyricists Salutes Cy Coleman

tumblr m262g41nNd1r7uiu5o1 1280 1024x740 Lyrics & Lyricists Salutes Cy ColemanLyrics & Lyricists, the pioneering American Songbook series, celebrates Cy Coleman March 19-21 at 92nd Street Y, New York City. From Sweet Charity to City of Angels, “Witchcraft” to “The Best is Yet to Come”, Cy Coleman lived on both Broadway and the pop charts, with firm roots in jazz. Join Grammy-winner Billy Stritch and a quartet of singers (Debby Boone, La Tanya Hall, Nicolas King, Gabrielle Stravelli) in celebrating the magic of Coleman. Click HERE for more information and tickets.

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