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Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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Welcome to the Fall 2016 Season!
Current Subscribers: Renew by June 27 to keep your seats!

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Here's a sneak peek at the fall 2016 performances:


Mon, Sep 26, 7:30 pm
Bound For Broadway with Liz Callaway
Want to see the next Avenue Q or Hamilton before anyone else? Don't miss Bound for Broadway! An annual event eagerly anticipated by New York’s most serious and knowledgeable musical theater fans, this performance previews some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters. Past Bound for Broadway shows have given theater fans a sneak peek at Next to Normal, Avenue Q and The Drowsy Chaperone. Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner LIZ CALLAWAY will return to introduce the creative teams behind four new shows and perform songs from the musicals.

Mon, Oct 10, 7:30 pm
BROADWAY CLOSE UP: MAURY YESTON
The songs of Maury Yeston have been recorded by the likes of Barbra Streisand and Placido Domingo; the film version of his musical Nine (based on Fellini’s 1963 film 8 ½) starred Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench and Sophia Loren. The career of this master composer/lyricist, known for his sweeping melodies and sophisticated style, spans the worlds of classical music and Broadway theater. Yeston joins Theater@Kaufman Director SEAN HARTLEY to discuss his big Broadway shows, including two that swept the Tonys (five each including Best Musical and Best Score): Nine and Titanic. A brilliant talker and analyst of musical theater, Yeston will share his unique take on Broadway and the stories behind his hits as well as shows never produced in New York, including his own musical based on Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera. (Spoiler alert: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical based on the same book made it to Broadway first, but Yeston’s Phantom has been produced more than 1,000 times.) With REBECCA LUKER (Fun Home), JOSH GRISETTI (It Shoulda Been You), SALLY WILFERT (Assassins) and COREY COTT (Newsies). Music directed by GREG JARRETT.

Mon, Nov 14, 7:30 pm
BROADWAY CLOSE UP: BROADWAY'S ONE-HIT WONDERS
Co-presented by Kaufman Music Center and One Day University
Musical theater is known as the domain of super-talents with strings of hits: Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Gershwins, etc. Most writers who create one great show go on to create another. But there is a fascinating subset of writers who, for one reason or another, hit it big once and never repeat. Sometimes it’s a once-in-a-lifetime idea. Sometimes it’s a collaboration that falls apart. Some writers keep trying with diminishing returns, some milk their first big hit for all it’s worth, and some walk away to pursue other goals. Of course, some unfortunately pass away too early. This performance will examine shows like Man of La Mancha, Hair, Oliver! and The Music Man, to understand what made them great, and why their creators couldn’t or didn’t repeat. Tony nominees KATE BALDWIN (Finian’s Rainbow) and MARK JACOBY (Show Boat) will interpret the classic songs, and Theater@Kaufman Director SEAN HARTLEY will provide commentary, anecdotes and conjecture to explore this fascinating anomaly in American musical history. Music directed by DAVID LOUD and featuring MATTHEW SCOTT (Sondheim on Sondheim), AMY JUSTMAN (Company), ALLISON LUFF (Les Miserables), JEFFREY DENMAN (The Producers), KIRSTEN SCOTT (Big Fish) and ALLISON BLACKWELL (A Night with Janis Joplin).

Mon, Dec. 5, 7:30 pm
BROADWAY CLOSE UP: I HEAR MUSIC – SONGS OF FRANK LOESSER
The great Frank Loesser took a circuitous route to Broadway, making a name for himself in Hollywood writing lyrics for film songs before he began writing his own music during WW II. Beginning in the late 1940s, he took Broadway by storm with four huge hit shows: Where’s Charlie?, Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Music director DAVID LOUD (The Visit, Scottsboro Boys, Lyrics & Lyricists series) takes the audience on an unforgettable tour of Loesser’s classic Broadway shows as well as earlier songs written with composers like Jule Styne and Hoagy Carmichael.

Want to get even more of the first looks you enjoy as a subscriber? Then become a BROADWAY CLOSE UP ANGEL! Angels support Broadway Close Up productions through their membership and receive benefits like a post-concert party with performers and priority seats to the season. Memberships are $500 for a single or $850 for a dual. For details, please call the Box Office at 212 501 3330.

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