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Broadway Close Up

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Deadline: June 21, 2019

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2019 performances

Mon, Sep 23, 7:30 pm
All The Girls
This dynamic two-woman show created by and starring Tony nominee REBECCA LUKER and SALLY WILFERT celebrates the many facets of womanhood. Drawing inspiration from the American Songbook, pop and rock as well as their own experiences as women in musical theater, this new revue features songs from Hamilton and by Stephen Sondheim, Peter Allen, Stephen Schwartz, the Indigo Girls and more.  

Mon, Oct 7, 7:30 pm
Bound for Broadway with Liz Callaway
Get a sneak peek at some of the best new shows headed for Broadway! Hosted by LIZ CALLAWAY, the 2019 Bound for Broadway includes interviews with some of musical theater’s most interesting new voices plus performances from musicals on their way to New York theaters. This year’s concert features female composers and lyricists including GEORGIA STITT (Snow Child), JULIANNE WICK DAVIS (The Willard Asylum) and KATYA STANISLAVSKAYA (Resident Alien).

Mon, Oct 28, 7:30 pm
I Won’t Grow Up
This exploration of children on Broadway features songs from musicals with unforgettable child characters, including Peter Pan, Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Matilda, School of Rock, Charlie Brown and Gypsy. The mixed cast of adults and children includes FARAH ALVIN (It Shoulda Been You), JONATHAN BURKE (Choir Boy) and more TBA. Directed by DEVANAND JANKI; music directed by YAN LI.

Mon, Nov 11, 7:30 pm
Love Who You Love
This 100-year survey of gay images and writers in musical theater from 1920-2020 chronicles the long transformation from closeted writers and coded imagery on Broadway to more open depictions of gay experience beginning in the 1970s and 80s. Featuring songs by Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim, Lisa Kron, Jerry Herman, Bill Finn and many more. With Tony nominees LEE ROY REAMS (42nd Street) and BETH MALONE (Fun Home), KLEA BLACKHURST, JASON GOTAY and more TBA. Directed by DENIS JONES (2019 Tony nominee for Tootsie); music directed by ANDY EINHORN (Hello, Dolly!).

Mon, Dec 9, 7:30 pm
Transformations
What does it mean to turn a story from one work of art to another? This evening of artistic transformations explores musicals based on other art forms, including books, movies, plays and poems. Case studies include Wicked and South Pacific. Directed by Tony nominee MARCIA MILGROM DODGE; music directed by GREG JARRETT.

Tickets:
5-Concert Subscription: $240 ($48 per ticket)
Single tickets: $58-$68

Kaufman Music Center’s annual Broadway Close Up series at Merkin Concert Hall gives theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love, plus a sneak peek at some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters. Compelling performances along with eye-opening interviews with theater writers and composers illuminating the creative process have made the series a must-see for New York’s most serious and knowledgeable theater fans.

Cast lists are based on artist availability and subject to change.

Photos above by David Andrako