Posted in AR Gurney, Brooklyn Conservatory of Musica, Julliard, Last Man Club, Noel Pointer Foundation, NPF Youth Orchestra, NYU, Randy Sharp, Rhapsody in Blue, The Old Boy

Draught, Storms, Collaboration, and More

Randy Sharp’s “Last Man Club” is being remounted by Axis Theatre Company through 30 Mar, having been cancelled in the aftermath of Sandy. It is a fitting irony that a storm blew away the original launch date for this performance. Wild weather is the backstory for “Last Man Club,” too.

“Last Man Club” is set in the Dust Bowl of 1936. As ten years of drought have decimated farms in a 200-mile wide surge of storms, one family has decided to risk staying.

Photo by Dixie Sheridan
To learn more about “Last Man Club,” please visit www.axiscompany.org
Working together is the very definition of collaboration, of course, so the 2nd Annual Collaborative Concert features a large group of musicians working with the youngsters from the Noel Pointer Foundation’s Youth Orchestra. 
Members of the NPF Youth Orchestra are getting a big break this week when The Noel Pointer Foundation and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music co-host this concert. Twenty-three of them will perform with musicians from Julliard, N.Y.U. and Manhattan School of Music at this grand event at St Ann & The Holy Trinity, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn on March 22nd at 7pm. The program ends on a high note, with Gershwin’s beautiful and emblematic “Rhapsody in Blue,” featuring World Piano Competition Winner, Tatiana Tessman.
To learn more, visit NPF on the web.
Heeding the admonition to “write what you know,” A.R. Gurney chronicles the WASP experience with its expectations and disappointments. The expert interpreters at the Keen Company are reviving a slightly updated version of Gurney’s 1991 “The Old Boy,” through March 30th at the Clurman on Theatre Row. Jonathan Silverstein directs the production which features Peter Rini, Cary Donaldson, Tom Riis Farrell, Laura Esterman, Chris Dwan and Marsha Dietlein Bennett. 
For more information and tickets for “The Old Boy,” visit Keen Company on-line.