San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / MARCH 16, 2016
(High resolution images of the cast are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library)
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS, THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND CHORUS, AND AN ALL-STAR BROADWAY CAST PRESENT A NEW SEMI-STAGED PRODUCTION OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S ON THE TOWN AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY 25-29, 2016
Tyne Daly and David Garrison serve as narrators
Cast members include singers from the 2014 Broadway revival Clyde Alves, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Tony Yazbeck, Megan Fairchild, and Alysha Umphress; plus Isabel Leonard, Sheri Greenawald and Shuler Hensley
SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 – Michael Tilson Thomas, along with the San Francisco Symphony (SFS), the SF Symphony Chorus, and an all-star Broadway cast and creative team present a new semi-staged concert production of Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town at Davies Symphony Hall, May 25-29, 2016. The production features veterans of stage and screen Tyne Daly and David Garrison as narrators, plus stars of the 2014 Broadway revival Clyde Alves as Ozzie, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip, Tony Yazbeck as Gabey, Megan Fairchild as Ivy, and Alysha Umphress as Hildy. They are joined by special guests Isabel Leonard as Claire, Shuler Hensley as Judge Pitkin, and Sheri Greenawald as Madame Dilly. Building on his 1992 production that was recorded by Deutsche Grammophon, Michael Tilson Thomas has conceived this new staging of the work utilizing theatrical elements such as lighting, video projections, costumes, and choreography.
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