Set the DVR.
The television show will be announced by Nyack’s own Elliott Forrest, one of the voices on WQXR, New York’s classical station.
I’ll never forget seeing that show when it opened more than two years ago. As conductor and music director Ted Sperling began the overture, the stage rolled away to reveal a 30-piece orchestra. That’s HUGE by modern Broadway standards. (Typically, contemporary pits hold about 16 musicians.)
Hearing that large orchestra playing Richard Rodgers’ lush score gave me goosebumps.
You won’t be in the room, but you’ll certainly see what I’m talking about if you tune in at 8 tonight. (If you miss it, they’ll re-air it Aug. 20 at 12:30 a.m. on Thirteen, Aug. 22 at 12:30 p.m. on Thirteen, and Aug. 22 at 3:30 p.m. on WLIW21.)
I interviewed New Rochelle native Ted Sperling after the sitzprobe for the huge orchestra. (The sitzprobe is the first time the actors sing with an orchestra.) Read the story here.
The production — the musical’s first revival — will close after Sunday’s performance at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.