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THE GREAT NEBULA IN ORION

Genre: Classical, Musical
From the play by Lanford Wilson, Music by Kenneth Fuchs
with Watson Heintz & Lynelle Johnson
Wallace Norman, stage director
Michael Conley, music director

Distinguished award-winning composer Kenneth Fuchs set Wilson's two-character play to music in 1985. This is the first NYC revival of this work since performances at Circle Rep nearly twenty years ago. Lanford Wilson, one of America's great playwrights and winner of the Pulitzer Prize (Tally's Folly) calls this chamber musical play "Magic the weaving of music, evoking stars, dreams, lost love, great hopes. A glorious piece." This is the story of two women friends who, separated by years and events, meet up by chance and rediscover themselves and their dreams. In a Central Park West apartment overlooking the Planetarium, they reveal secrets, revisit wounds, share old laughs and find new ones while rekindling an important bond. More information at www.woodstockfringe.org.

Burlesque Dance Kids Musical Reading
Classical Drama Lesbian+Gay Other Solo Performance
Comedy Festival Magic Poetry  
Open:01/25/08
Close:02/02/08
  
Schedule: Jan 25 Friday 8:00 PM
Jan 26 Saturday 8:00 PM
Jan 27 Sunday 4:00 PM
Feb 1 Friday 8:00 PM
Feb 2 Saturday 8:00 PM
Theater:Judson Memorial Church
Address:55 Washington Square South
New York,    Show Map
Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
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Company: Judson Arts and the Woodstock Fringe    Official Web Site: www.woodstockfringe.org
Lynelle Johnson Louise
Lynelle Johnson is thrilled to be part of "The Great Nebula in Orion", taking the emotional and very human journey of these women in such a beautifully-written and well-composed piece. Lynelle was the lead soprano soloist for the Broadway concert series "Sing For Your Supper" at Merkin Hall in NYC and will be performing in concert with Daniel Rodriguez and Michael Amante at the Hammerstein Ballroom in January of 2008. She received the title of "Miss USO" in 2004 and has been entertaining active military and veterans around the world ever since. Her appearances include "Good Morning America", "ABC's New Year's Eve Live and Time's Square", MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews", "Scarborough Country", "Fox and Friends", "Inside Edition", "Early Show", "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular", "Roseland Ballroom", Yankees, Mets, Giants, Knicks, Rangers games, as well as over 500 shows for veteran hospitals, deployment/ homecoming ceremonies, and other national events. Lynelle is a member of the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players and will be performing in "Pirates of Penzance" and "The Mikado" at City Center in their January season 2008. Her voice can be heard on recordings for Disney, Macy's, WNBA, Jamie DeRoy and Friends, and the Broadway premiere recordings of "Million Dollar Baby", and "The It Girl." Love to her husband Jason. www.lynellejohnson.com
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Watson Heintz Carrie
Pinching herself to make sure this is actually happening, Watson Heintz is beside herself with excitement that she is getting the opportunity to be a part of The Great Nebula in Orion once again. After five years, it seems impossible that the venue would simply fall into place. Much appreciation to Michael for holding onto the dream with her and to Wallace for being a superb director who doesn't mind working with a strong-willed mezzo-soprano. Watson studied opera at Anderson University then moved to New York City where she enrolled at AMDA. Watson's list of credits include: Into the Woods, Run for your Wife, Carousel, Call Me Madam, as well as numerous revues, readings, opera workshops and original shows including Martin Guerre with the New Opera Musical Theatre Initiative in Boston and recording the role of 'Katisha' in a modern J-pop version of The Mikado. Watson has been busy in the last year with frequent guest performances of work from last years "Unheard of! A Musical Revue" seen at the 2006 Woodstock Fringe. She continues her onstage love/hate affair with composer Jared Dembowski in cabaret venues throughout the city. Watson would like to sincerely thank Lynelle for her thoughtful care of Louise. And to Kenneth Fuchs and Lanford Wilson, "Thank you, thank you, thank you for the inspiration and creating a piece that I want to tell over and over". Finally, to her husband, Brad, for mentioning at least once every couple of months for the last five years, "When are you going to do Nebula again?" Right now, babe.....right now.
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