Happy Release Day! Columbia Records brings you the latest from Bob Dylan, his first triple album. “Because as Frank Sinatra and Chet Baker and countless others knew, the concise songs of the Songbook era are magical self-renewing energy systems. In the space of just 32 measures, less than a minute, they lay out an idea or narrative, develop it, take it into a different tonality for the new perpective, and return home in a way that makes listeners want to take the ride again” – NPR.
Featuring classics by composers Cy Coleman (“The Best is Yet To Come“), Hoagy Carmichael (“Stardust”), Harold Arlen (“Stormy Weather”), Triplicate moves with great reverence and Dylan sings these at close range and at human scale. Read more HERE!
Mar 31 2017
Singer/Songwriter, Composer Sam Phillips reunites with Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino for the brand new Amazon original pilot, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Written and directed by Amy and Dan Palladino, the show tells the story of a New York housewife who becomes a stand up comedienne in the late 1950s. Listen out for Peggy Lee‘s rendition of Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh‘s classic “Pass Me By”! Now streaming on Amazon and starring the delightful Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards), read more HERE.
Mar 18 2017
This day in 1978, Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, Adolph Green‘s multi-Tony Award winning musical On The Twentieth Century opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre! Considered the last great production of the golden era of Broadway musicals, the show was based on the classic 1934 Howard Hawks comedic film Twentieth Century and set to a lush Rossini-like operatic score. You can board for a ride March 9 – April 30th courtesy of the Cygnet Theatre Company, San Diego. Don’t miss the train! Click HERE for more information and tickets.
Feb 19 2017
Described by the New York Times as “Broadway’s best kept secret” The Life features a rarely heard score by celebrated composer Cy Coleman (City of Angels, Sweet Charity). The original production of The Life, directed by Michael Blakemore, opened on April 26, 1997. With dance and cocal arrangements by Cy Coleman and based on an Original idea by Ira Gasman, the show received 12 Tony Nominations of which it won two, and 9 Drama Desk Awards of which it won three, including Best Musical.
20 years later to the day, Michael Blakemore will be directing the musical again for its UK premiere, starring stage legends Sharon D. Clarke and Cornell S. John. Running March 25th through April 29 at the Southwark Playhouse, the cast will also star John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Angrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T’Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). Click HERE for tickets and information.
Feb 01 2017