|Oh Virgil! A Theatrical Portrait
| Open: 05/01/09 Close: 05/10/09
Spend a day with Pulitzer Prize winning composer and chief music critic for the New York Herald Tribune, Virgil Thomson, as he runs the world of music from his bed in the Chelsea Hotel. Thomson is considered to be one of the most remarkable, influential and controversial artists in the history of contemporary American music. In this new play with music, eight of Thomson’s art songs and several of his piano portraits are part of this kaleidoscopic portrait of a man and a time when the world of modern art and music exploded.
WOODSTOCK FRINGE in association with JUDSON ARTS is pleased to announce the world premiere production of OH VIRGIL! A THEATRICAL PROTRAIT by Woodstock Fringe Producing Artistic Director, Wallace Norman, in collaboration with Larry Alan Smith, under the musical direction of Michael Conley and directed by Nicola Sheara. OH VIRGIL! A THEATRICAL PORTRAIT plays a two-week limited engagement at the Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South). Performances begin Friday, May 1st and continue through Sunday, May 10th. Opening Night is Friday, May 1st at 8 p.m.
|The Great Nebula In Orion
| Open: 01/25/08 Close: 02/02/08
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.