Goodbye to Summer and Broadway!

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It’s official! War Paint’s closing has been moved up to November 5th, 2017 due to Ms. Lupone’s need for hip replacement surgery sooner rather than later.

The entire company had taken a much needed week long vacation so that our two amazing leading ladies could have a deserved break before finishing the final weeks on The Great White Way, but Patti just wasn’t getting better. She had wanted to continue performances but, physically just could not ignore the issue. and the Producers wisely decided to close the ...

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“Yellow the wet wild strawberry leaves”

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The title of this post is from William Butler Yeats poem “The Falling of the Leaves.”

I’m familiar with the piece after recording my one and only album in the mid 1990’s; a masterful art song cycle composed by John Aschenbrenner entitled “To An Isle in the Water: The Poetry of William Butler Yeats.”

The work was produced by the Grammy Award winner Thomas E. Shepard, and getting it recorded was a monumental task. None of it would have been possible had it not been for the financial ...

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