The opening of Tennessee Williams’s A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur: La Femme Theatre Productions at St. Clement’s,423 West 46th St brought out
The after party was held at Sardi’s, as guests supped on a delicious array of items and the cast hit the red carpet
Meanwhile at the Tribeca Film and TV Festival
Ghostlight Records has announced the release of Hundred Days, the original cast recording of the critically-acclaimed new musical, in streaming and digital formats today, Friday, September 21. The release coincides with the show’s first performance at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse tomorrow night, Saturday, September 22. The unique album was recorded with a live studio audience that captures the excitement and emotion of the original production. A physical CD release will follow later this year. Hundred Days features a book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and was directed by Anne Kauffman with movement direction by Sonya Tayeh. The show earned 2018 Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award nominations for “Outstanding Musical.” To order the album, please visit: https://www.ghostlightrecords.com/hundred-days-original-cast-recording.html
The recording features the cast of the recent production at New York Theatre Workshop, including Colette Alexander, Abigail Bengson, Shaun Bengson, Jo Lampert, Dani Markham and Reggie D. White. Hundred Days premiered in New York at The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival in January 2017, before being picked up as part of the New York Theater Workshop season that same year, opening December 2017. It was originally developed and produced by Z Space and piece by piece productions.
When Hundred Days made its New York debut as part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar, The New York Times raved “The Bengsons offer luminous hope that a new generation of talent in American theater is taking up Stephen Sondheim’s mantle of exquisite ambivalence.” According to New York Magazine, “Filled with a series of ecstatic songs that make the case for living and loving. Hundred Days shines a light in the darkness.” When the show performed earlier in San Francisco, San Jose Mercury News declared “Hundred Days is ablaze with the ephemeral nature of life and love. This unconventional musical, part indie rock opera, part tragic romance, will take your breath away from the first pounding chorus to the last plaintive wail.” KQED Arts added, “the overwhelming experience of Hundred Days is one of joy. The songs are catchy, propulsive, and soul-soaringly jubilant.”
The album is produced by The Bengsons, Ian Kagey, and Kurt Deutsch, with Erica Rotstein, Seaview Productions, Dashboard Lights Productions, Alexander R. Donnelly, Dana M. Lerner and Jessie Mueller serving as executive producers.
The lovely and talented singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel returns to Café Carlyle for her fifth engagement since her debut. The New York Times called Joel, daughter of music legend Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley, “a singer following her own heart.” During this residency, she will perform original material, Broadway numbers and – as always – a tune from both her dad and one from Ray Charles.
On October 1st at 7:00 pm at Guild Hall at The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E. 29th Street beloved performer Mark Nadler serenades with a potpourri of songs by greats such as Gershwin and Porter and lesser-known New York treasures like John Wallowitch on the newly rebuilt Guild Hall stage.
Mark Nadler is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist, tap-dancer and comedian. He is the recipient of the 2015 Broadway World Editor’s Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year.
Off-Broadway: I’m a Stranger Here Myself (winner- 2013 Nightlife Award; nominee- Drama Desk Award, two Broadway World Awards, Helpmann Award). American Rhapsody (winner- Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) Award for Outstanding Musical Revue; nominee- Drama Desk and two Lucille Lortel Awards).
Additional MAC Awards: Almost Like Being In Love and Always: The Love Story of Irving Berlin. Winner- Outstanding Musical Comedy Performer (three years in a row). Mark was also given the MAC Award for his performance of five different interacting characters in his one-man Opera in Honky-tonk, Red Light.
Performed with: New York Pops Orchestra (Carnegie Hall). Soloist: Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Oregon Symphony, National Arts Centre Symphony in OSawa, and others. At Philadelphia’s 14,000 seat Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Mark did a solo
two-act evening with the New York Pops, as well as Three Singular Sensations with Marvin Hamlisch and Martin Short.
His one-man show, Crazy 1961, was aired on the New York PBS Television series, 66th & Broadway.
He created and co-stars in Something Wonderful: The Songs of Richard Rodgers and The Night They Invented Champagne: A Toast to Operetta and the Musicals It Inspired. With KT Sullivan he created and performs in over a dozen shows, including The Love Story Of Irving Berlin, for which he and Ms. Sullivan received the Nightlife Award and the MAC Award, both for Outstanding Revue.
Mark has played New York City’s Town Hall and in almost every significant night-club in New York City, and Los Angeles, notably, four seasons at Sardi’s (where a caricature of Mark hangs among the other famous faces), 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, The Cinegrill in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Maxim’s and the West Bank Cabaret where he was, at the age of nineteen, the house master-of-ceremonies and musical director. Abroad, Mark has performed in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Israel and Australia.
Broadway credits include Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and The Sheik Of Avenue ‘B’. At Lincoln Center, Mark cowrote, directed and starred in Schnozzola, a tribute to Jimmy Durante for the “Reel to Real” series. Favorite regional roles: Shear Madness (Tony Whitcomb); Radio Gals, (Miss Mabel, a role he reprised for the cast album).
For more information and to purchase his recordings, including Live from Sardi’s on DVD, visit www.MarkNadler.com.