Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Ted Chapin, President and Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein. This week we review: The Audience, Brooklynite, Between Riverside and Crazy, Maureen McGovern Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters, Placebo, Big Love, and The Mystery of Love & Sex.
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PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, with a new one, “The Great Parade” to be released on April 7th, available everywhere. His columns appear at MTI, Kritzerland, Masterworks Broadway and many other places.
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, The Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a photographer whose work can be seen at FollowSpotPhoto.com and many other places on the internet.
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Guest: Ted Chapin
Ted Chapin, President and Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein
As President and Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, Ted Chapin has spearheaded over twenty award-winning Broadway and London revivals, as well as several film and TV movie remakes and numerous recordings. Chapin is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Theater Wing, and was chairman of the Advisory Committee for New York City Center’s Encores! series from its inception. In addition, he serves on the boards of New York City Center, Goodspeed Musicals and New Music USA. He has been a guest lecturer at NYU, Yale, Columbia, Lawrence University and St. Catherine’s College at Oxford. He was a Tony Awards nominator for two seasons, and is currently a member of the Tony Administration Committee. Prior to joining R&H, Chapin served as, among other things, musical director for the National Theatre of the Deaf, Associate Director of the National Theater Institute, and Producer of the Musical Theatre Lab in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. For three years, Chapin served as Associate to Alan Arkin which included Assistant Director on the original production of Neil Simon’s THE SUNSHINE BOYS. By the time he graduated from Connecticut College in 1972, he had amassed more than five years of Broadway credits as production or directorial assistant. In 2003, he turned his observations working as the Production Assistant on the original production of the Stephen Sondheim/Harold Prince musical FOLLIES into an award-winning book, Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical “Follies,” which was published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf and in paperback by Applause Books.
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THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 50th Anniversary Edition – Double LP Track List
1. Prelude / The Sound of Music (**)
2. Overture / Praeludium / Dixit Dominus / Morning Hymn / Alleluia (*)
4. I Have Confidence
5. Sixteen Going on Seventeen (**)
6. My Favorite Things / Salzburg Montage (**)
8. The Sound of Music
9. The Lonely Goatherd
11. Grand Waltz (*)
13. So Long, Farewell
14. Processional Waltz (*)
15. Goodbye Maria / How Can Love Survive Waltz (*)
16. Edelweiss Waltz (*)
18. Climb Ev’ry Mountain (**)
19. My Favorite Things (reprise)
20. Something Good (**)
21. Processional / Maria (The Wedding)
22. Sixteen Going on Seventeen (reprise)
23. Do-Re-Mi (reprise)
24. Edelweiss (reprise)
25. So Long, Farewell (reprise)
26. Nuns And Nazis / Escape / Climb Ev’ry Mountain (reprise) / Finale (**)
27. End Titles (*)
* indicates previously unreleased
** includes previously unreleased material
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 50th Anniversary Edition – SACD / Single LP Track List
1. Prelude / The Sound of Music
2. Overture / Preludium (Dixit Dominus)
3. Morning Hymn / Alleluia
5. I Have Confidence
6. Sixteen Going on Seventeen
7. My Favorite Things
8. Climb Ev’ry Mountain
9. The Lonely Goatherd
10. The Sound of Music
12. Something Good
13. Processional / Maria
14. Edelweiss (Reprise)
15. So Long, Farewell
16. Climb Ev’ry Mountain (Reprise)
PF + MP: The Audience @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St.
MP: Brooklynite @ Vineyard Theatre, 108 E 15th St.
JM + MP: Between Riverside and Crazy @ Second Stage‘s Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 W 43rd St.
MP: Maureen McGovern @ 54 Below, Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters, March 10-14, 2015
PF + MP: Stephen Schwartz Partners with Princess Cruises
“Composer Stephen Schwartz, who’s also won Oscars for his work on “Pocahontas” and “The Prince of Egypt,” said he will create four musicals to debut onboard Princess cruise ships.”
Gifts of language continue in ‘Cyrano’ by Karen Wada, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The forces behind a well-received stage production have worked together for a long time, forever bonding the Fountain and Deaf West theater companies.
PF + MP: Placebo @ Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd St., through April 5, 2015
PF + MP: Big Love @ Signature Theatre, 480 West 42nd St., through March 15, 2015
MP: The Mystery of Love & Sex @ Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, 150 West 65th Street, through April 26, 2015
Interview with James Lapine
Reviews: On The 20th Century, Heidi Chronicles, Paint Your Wagon
Sixteen Going on Seventeen
My Favorite Things
So Long, Farewell
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