Direction by Ray Roderick; Musical Supervision and Arrangements by Richard Hip-Flores; Choreography by Vince Pesce
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2010-2011 Theater Series on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 3pm with the first national tour of the new Gershwin musical "‘S Wonderful".
"An invigorating jolt of entertainment."
-- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Incorporating 5 mini-musicals inspired by the real events occurring in and around the lives of the Gershwin brothers, this all-singing, all-dancing theatrical revue illustrates their impact on the world then and now. The story begins in New York City in 1916, then moves on to Paris in the 1930s, Hollywood in the 1940s and New Orleans in the 1950s. "’S Wonderful" takes audiences on a ride to the different places, times and musical styles that made the Gershwin brothers the most successful songwriting team in the history of popular music.
"‘S Wonderful" is filled with the legendary music of the Gershwin brothers and includes more than 40 timeless classics including “Rhapsody in Blue,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Strike Up The Band,” “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Summertime,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “Funny Face,” and many more.
The creative team for "‘S Wonderful" includes Ray Roderick (direction), Richard Hip-Flores (musical supervision and arrangements), and Vince Pesce (choreography). The tour is presented by Maximum Entertainment Productions and producers Todd Gershwin and Dan Chilewich of Premiere Media. The Gershwin families have authorized the use of the Gershwin songbook. Off Broadway Booking is the exclusive booking agent. The production had its world premiere at The Pittsburgh CLO.
Sunday, March 20 at 3pm
Theater: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Address: Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Brooklyn, Ne 11210
Cost:$32 ($35 at door)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at 718-951-4500