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Broadway Close Up:
Bound for Broadway

Monday, October 02, 2017  |  7:30pm

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To join the wait list, please call the Box Office at 212 501 3330.

Hosted by Liz Callaway

Don’t miss your chance to see the next Hamilton or Avenue Q before anyone else! An annual event eagerly anticipated by New York’s most serious and knowledgeable musical theater fans, Bound for Broadway 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 In Transit, Next to NormalThe Drowsy Chaperone, Amelie and It Shoulda Been You. This fall, Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner Liz Callaway (Baby) will introduce the creative teams behind four new shows and will be joined by a cast TBA to perform songs from the musicals.

The 2017 musicals include:

Between the Lines
Based on the book by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music & lyrics by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson

A 17-year-old girl’s life is turned upside down by her parents’ divorce. Forced to move to a new town and start a different school, Delilah finds herself escaping into fiction, developing a literary crush on a handsome prince in a book she is reading.

The Washington Square Park Project
Book, music & lyrics by Ben Wexler
Based on interview testimony and photography by Lee Wexler

Washington Square Park, 1986. The city is gentrifying, but the park is still full of a diverse assortment of character who are rapidly getting closed in on by soaring real estate prices, police sweeps and the changing makeup of the neighborhood around them. Lee Wexler, a newcomer to the city, chose to document the regulars of Washington Square through photos and interviews, and this musical by Lee’s son Ben translates those interviews and characters into a fascinating song cycle/theater piece.

Bhangin’ It
Book by Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew
Music & lyrics by Sam Willmott

Inspired by the high-stakes world of intercollegiate bhangra (Indian folk dance) competitions, Bhangin’ It follows a biracial girl named Mary who gets kicked off her bhangra team for not being “Indian enough.” Mary and her best friend Sunita form a rag-tag multicultural bhangra team of their own. As the team prepares for the Nationals, they brace for a collision course with Mary’s former team. Along the way, Bhangin’ It wrestles with love, betrayal and the cultural traditions we inherit versus those we create.

Still Getting My Act Together
Book & lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
Music by Nancy Ford

This sequel to Cryer and Ford’s 1978 hit musical I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road visits the same characters 30 years later. Heather Jones and her Liberated Men’s Band have gone their separate ways over the last three decades, but Heather decides to get the old band together again. She figures it’s never too late to start over to live your dream. In spite of the fact that they are all nearing retirement age, the band enthusiastically agrees. They will get this new act together and take it on the road!

THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT
To join the wait list, please call the Box Office at 212 501 3330.

Merkin Concert Hall

Tel: 212 501 3330
boxoffice@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

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