Posted in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Grand Guignol, long running Broadway musical, Long running musical, Phantom, The Long Running Broadway Musical

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The Phantom of the Opera logo from http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com/
The Phantom of the Opera logo mask designed by Maia Björnson from http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com/

Reprising our recent post regarding #PhantomFashion30, we want you to know it is not too late to catch up with the newly minted masks:

Behind the mask is a long-running– at 30+ years, in fact, the longest running– Broadway musical.

In celebration of that milestone, which occurred for The Phantom of the Opera on this past January 26th, and for the benefit of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, 30 well-loved designers are reinterpreting the iconic mask, originally designed for the production by Maria Björnson and realized by milliner Rodney Gordon.

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by Chloe Gosselin
#PhantomFashion30 is a collaboration between the The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Bank of America and Phantom producer. Cameron Mackintosh.

The #PhantomFashion30 designers include well-loved brands and names, such as Badgley Mischka, Chloe Gosselin, and Kenneth Cole. Also tackling the design challenge are Christian Roth, Dennis Basso, Edie Parker, Eugenia Kim, Gigi Burris, Ilesteva, Isabel and Ruben Toledo,  Judith Leiber, Kendra Scott,  Lizzie Fortunato, Marchesa, Naeem Khan, Nick Graham, Nicole Miller, Pamella Roland, Paul Marlow, Rebecca Minkoff, Sachin & Babi, Sally LaPointe, Stephen Dweck, Swarovski, Tadashi Shoji, Tanya Taylor, Title of Work, Vivienne Tam, Wolk Morais, and Zang Toi.

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by Isabel Toledo
The #PhantomFashion30 designs were revealed during an exclusive invite-only event sponsored by Bank of America on Tuesday, October 30.  Beginning Wednesday, October 31, the thirty masks will then go on display at the Museum of the City of New York for 30 days.

These one of a kind creations will be up for bids during a special on-line auction from the 30th of October through November 30th, with proceeds going to Broadway Cares.

To learn more aboutThe Phantom of the Opera  please visit
http://www.phantombroadway.com/.

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#PhantomFashion30

Chloe_Gosselin[1]The mask from The Phantom of the Opera is one of the more theatrical flourishes in a very theatrical musical play.

Fashion provides a kind of theatricality, too. It is fashion designers who will help The Phantom of the Opera celebrate its unprecedented 30-year milestone (hit this past January 26th) with proceeds going to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

#PhantomFashion30 will have 30 well-loved designers reinterpreting the iconic mask, originally designed by the late Maria Björnson and realized by milliner Rodney Gordon, through their individual aesthetic.

Dennis_Basso[1]The #PhantomFashion30 designs will be revealed during an exclusive invite-only event sponsored by Bank of America on Tuesday, October 30. Beginning Wednesday, October 31, the 30 masks will then go on display at the Museum of the City of New York for 30 days. These one of a kind creations will be up for bids during a special on-line auction from the 30th of October through November 30th in benefit to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Isabel_Toledo_color_2[1]The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Bank of America join The Phantom producer. Cameron Mackintosh, in this celebratory and philanthropic event.

View the masks for #PhantomFashion30 at the Museum of the City of New York, from the 30th of this month through November 30th.

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The principals who ushered in the 29th anniversary: Peter Jöback (The Phantom), Ali Ewoldt (Christine) and Rodney Ingram (Raoul) — and the original mask. Photo: Jeremy Daniel.

It may be a good time for you to revisit The Phantom of the Opera in its long Broadway run. For more on the musical and information on tickets,  please go to
http://www.phantombroadway.com/.

Additional reporting at http://www.vevlynspen.com/2018/10/inside-their-minds-re-imagining-phantom.html

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via The magic that is a Paul Taylor Dance

It is a great loss and a sadness to hear that Paul Taylor has died at the age of 88 on August 28, 2018. His works leave us a delightful legacy.1TrusanvoecGoodePrintemps

The magic that is a Paul Taylor Dance

Posted in AmericanSongbook, Anderson Twins, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin, jazz, Jerome Kern, Jimmy Van Heusen, Songbook, The Anderson Twins

Come along and hear the “Songbook Summit”

ATJ_SONGBOOK 11x17 POSTER JPEGOften as not, a gimmick can be the framework that showcases a great talent, particularly when it’s the hook for an act that’s really got the goods.

For the saxophone duo, Peter and Will Anderson, the trick that underscores their accomplishments is that they are twins, with Peter on the tenor and soprano sax (plus clarinet) and Will on the alto, the clarinet and the flute.

This summer they will head up a 2018 Songbook Summit at Symphony Space where they will be joined by Molly Ryan (vocals), Tarlo Hammer or Steve Ash (piano), Clovis Nicholas (accoustic bass) and Philip Stewart (drums). (NB there was a 2017 Summit as well.)

There is no denying the charm the brothers Anderson bring to their curaitons. The schedule for the jazz events gives us, first up, Irving Berlin from August 7 through 12; next Jerome Kern is featured from the 14th through the 19th. The fellas and their sextet pay their respects to Hoagy Carmichael from August 21st through the 26th, and Jimmy Van Heusen from August 28th through September 2nd.

For tickets and information visit the Symphony Space site, and the Anderson twins home page.

 

 

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via It’s the 4th of July: Who are you?

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and the company of Hamilton. Photo © Joan Marcus

The ideals of justice and equality that made America what it was are being severely tried. We cannot wear the costume of freedom if we give up our rights and freedoms.

Our playwrights and story-tellers try to steer us to the right path. Who will prevail in the struggle for America’s heritage? Our legacy is at stake.

It’s the 4th of July: Who are you?