Musical
Theatre

Let ‘Em Eat Cake

By George & Ira Gershwin and Book by George S. Kaufman & Morrie Ryskind

November 21 at 7:00PM | Carnegie Hall

After the resounding success of their 1931 hit, Of Thee I Sing (performed by MasterVoices in 2017), the Gershwins re-teamed with librettists George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind for this madcap and blisteringly dark sequel. Let ‘Em Eat Cake picks up with the same motley crew, four years later – President Wintergreen has lost re-election, stages a military coup, fires the Supreme Court, and paints the White House blue.

Lady in the Dark

April 25 at 8:00PM
April 26 at 8:00PM
April 27 at 2:00PM
New York City Center

In 1941, the groundbreaking psychological thriller Lady in the Dark helped usher in a new era of innovation in musical theater thanks to its spectacular creative team of Gershwin, Hart, and Weill. Now, director and conductor Ted Sperling joins forces with choreographer Doug Varone and a team of top designers from the theater, dance, and fashion worlds to bring this seminal piece of theater history lavishly to life once more. Tony® winner Victoria Clark stars as Liza, a successful magazine editor wrestling with her inner demons and desires. Not seen in New York since City Center’s inaugural Encores! season in 1994, this physically expressive concert staging will be presented as part of NYCC’s 75th Anniversary Season.

2019

 

Of Thee I Sing at Tilles Center

November 4 at 8:00PM | Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

MasterVoices will reprise its Carnegie Hall presentation of Of Thee I Sing  at Tilles Center in Long Island.

Knickerbocker Holiday

By Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson

January 25 at 8:00PM
January 26 at 8:00PM
Alice Tully Hall

Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson teamed up for the first time to create this delightful romantic comedy.  First performed in 1938 with Walter Huston in the role of Peter Stuyvesant, the work is one of Weill’s deft hybrid theater pieces which lies somewhere between operetta and musical theater, and also contains bits of political satire.

The Road of Promise

By Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel

May 6 at 7:00PM
May 7 at 7:00PM
Carnegie Hall

The Road of Promise is a new concert adaptation of Kurt Weill and Franz Wefel’s 1937 epic musical spectacle, The Eternal Road. A dramatic mix of opera, musical theater, and biblical pageant play.