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"A voice as big and rich as a star-filled sky." - Jazz Times
"A Broadway veteran and omnivorous singer." Billboard
"A force of nature. She goes deep and we want to dive with her." Huffington Post

Thursday
Dec012011

My photos of Havana

Scenes in Havana: the Broadway Ambassadors, the hotel and streets... go to the Gallery page for full-sized images and photo descriptions.

Here is an article about the Broadway Ambassadors show in Granma Internacional Nov. 10, 2011:

ONE ENCHANTED EVENING

The Broadway Ambassadors review, which contains some of the best known numbers from the great musical shows, had its space in the Gran Teatro of Havana’s García Lorca Hall.

The function (November 4), began with an introduction by Robert E. Nederlander, founder and president of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, one of the most important production companies on the Broadway theater circuit, who affirmed that it was an honor for them to act in such a beautiful theater and have the privilege of presenting the best of his country’s art, in this case Broadway musicals. "It is a privilege to be involved in this cultural exchange with Cuba."

The stage was set by four outstanding singers: Luba Mason, Capathia Jenkins, Norman Orell Lewis and Robert Evan Bucher, with Jeremy Roberts, the show’s musical director, at the piano. They were accompanied by 15 musicians from Havana’s Gran Teatro orchestra.

And they opened with Chicago. For the public crowded into the hall, Luba Mason recreated Velma Kelly, with an unrepeatable "All that jazz," from her Broadway performance with Brooke Shield’s Roxie Hart. She demonstrated and confirmed the reason for so much success, an exceptional voice.

It would be a fantastic night, as Rogers and Hammerstein wrote in the song "Some Enchanted Evening," interpreted by Norman Lewis.

During close to two hours there were ovations for Capathia Jenkins ("Somewhere", from West Side Story ), for Evan (Hello, Dolly) and for every song from musicals like The Wizard of Oz, Aint Misbehavin’, Phantom of the Opera, Company, Rent, Little Shop of Horrors, Man of La Mancha, Les Misérables, Jekyll and Hyde, Dreamgirls, Hairspray and, as a finale, the four of them together in two numbers from Hair and two of the best known songs in the world, "Aquarius" and "Let the sun shine in."

 

Tuesday
Nov292011

Wicked Moon free reading Dec. 1

Luba Mason, Jim Stanek, et al. Set for York Theatre's Company's Wicked Moon Reading

York Theatre Company has announced casting for its free development reading presentation of Wicked Moon, to be offered on Thursday, December 1 at 1:30pm at the Theatre at St. Peter's. Pamela Hunt will direct the performance, which will have music direction by David John Madore.

The show features music by Varick Bacon, lyrics by Powers McElhone, and a book by Richard Aellen.

The company will feature Matt Bailey (Mike), Tim Ford (Carl), Amy Griffin (Sara), Luba Mason (Arly), Michael McCormick (Peter), Jim Stanek (Dean), and Jessica Waxman (Kendra).

For more information regarding ticket availability, email boxoffice@yorktheatre.org or call 212-935?5824.

Saturday
Nov192011

Winter Rhythms benefit Dec. 5

Urban Stages Presents
Winter Rhythms
Thursday, December 01, 2011 through Sunday, December 11, 2011

Two Festive Weeks of Cabaret, Jazz, Hip Hop, Broadway & Classical Music to benefit "arts in education" in libraries and schools throughout NYC.
Information and tickets


Monday, December 5 at 9PM

LAUREN FLANIGAN in GLEN ROVEN’S (Emmy Award winner)
I Hate Music: The Songs and Music of Glen Roven.
Also featuring: THE BROADWAY YOUTH ENSEMBLE, BROADWAY PERFORMERS JEFF MCCARTHY, DONNA LYNNE CHAMPLIN, LUBA MASON, NIKOLAS KING and noted opera singers BENJAMIN PERRY WENZELBERG, MATTHEW GARRETT AND CHRISTOPHER HERBERT