NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. (www.bht.org), the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, launches its 89th season with “Grand Hotel.” Inspired by Vicki Baum’s period novel of the same name, this multiple Tony Award-winning musical features music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with additional lyrics and music by Maury Yeston, and a book by Luther Davis. “Grand Hotel” will run from November 9-17, 2012 at Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, New York, NY. Nathan Brewer directs, with musical direction by Isaac Harlan, and choreography by Jason Sparks.
The Blue Hill Troupe produces a musical every fall and a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta every spring, and has donated over $3.5 million to local charities since its inception in 1924. Proceeds from “Grand Hotel” will benefit the GO Project http://www.goprojectnyc.org/.
WHAT: “GRAND HOTEL.”
“People come, people go….”
In 1928 Berlin, the world is between wars and the stock market is booming. The center of the action is the illustrious Grand Hotel, through whose revolving doors pass a cavalcade of desperate, ambitious characters, all yearning for one last, glorious chance at a better future. There’s the fading, but still-beautiful prima ballerina; the charming young Baron, out of money, riding on his looks; the mortally ill bookkeeper, determined to meet society before his grave; the ambitious Hollywood hopeful; the honest, hardworking father-to-be; and the doctor, whose cynical tone foreshadows the looming depression.
WHEN: Nov 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Nov 10, 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Nov 11 at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46 Street (between 9th & 10th Aves)
1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R or S train to 42nd Street/Times Square
A, C or E train to 42nd Street/Port Authority
Please note: no elevator access to the theater; stairs must be negotiated.
TICKETS: $39.50-$49.50 per person at www.bht.org or call 866-811-4111. For information about group discounts, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blue Hill Troupe is proud to partner with the GO Project for its 2012-2013 season, which will culminate in a sumptuous revival of Gilbert & Sullivan’s masterpiece The Mikado, April 12-20, 2013 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio.
The GO Project shapes the futures of low-income New York City public school children by providing critical academic, social and emotional support starting in the early elementary years. GO provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home and in life.
In its 89-year history, the Blue Hill Troupe has produced the entire Gilbert & Sullivan canon, including the long-lost “Thespis,” with a new score by Grammy(R) Award-winning composer and record producer Thomas Z. Shepard. In 2005, the Blue Hill Troupe was honored with three awards at the 12th Annual International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, UK, for its innovative production of the G&S rarity, “The Grand Duke.” The Blue Hill Troupe has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and appeared with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. For fifteen years, they presented a Gilbert & Sullivan concert as part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Concerts and Lectures series.
For information about membership, advertising, donation, or becoming a charity partner, please visit http://www.bht.org/.
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