New York Theater Event: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: A BROADWAY CELEBRATION (Transport Group at Merkin Hall)

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by Tony Frankel on June 21, 2022

in Concerts / Events,Theater-New York


Transport Group has announced that Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration will be the next installment in its Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 8pm in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. Proceeds from the evening support The Joanna and Steven Sanders New Works Program, Transport Group’s developmental arm that sees projects through from commission to full production.

The concert features a cast of Broadway stars backed by a 24-piece orchestra performing the original orchestrations of selections from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and Cinderella, interspersed with backstage stories and theatre lore about the original productions. Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III directs the evening, which is written by Hannah Oren with musical direction by Joey Chancey who conducts the orchestra.

Broadway alums Baayork Lee and Paolo Montalban will host

The cast for the concert, which is hosted by Baayork Lee (original Broadway cast member of A Chorus Line, The King and I, and Flower Drum Song) and Paolo Montalban (co-star of Cinderella with Brandy; Broadway: The King and I, Pacific Overtures), includes Mikaela Bennett, Sherry D. Boone, Donna Lynne Champlin, Hannah Elless, Danyel Fulton, Erika Henningsen, Rachel Bay Jones, Sean McLaughlin, Betsy Morgan , Tally Sessions, Alexandra Silber, Jacob Keith Watson, and Sally Wilfert. More stars will be joining the event. Check Transport Group for details.

Previous presentations in the concert series include Sweet Charity, Promises, Promises, Man of La Mancha, Baby, Once Upon a Mattress, The Music Man, Peter Pan, and A Man of No Importance.

Transport Group is an Off-Broadway theatre company whose work has been called “storytelling at its purest” by The New York Times, “at once faithful and irreverent.” Since the company was founded in 2001 by Cummings and Robyn Hussa, Transport has produced 33 shows: 17 new works and 16 revivals, including three New York premieres and six commissioned works. The company has received a special New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, three Drama Desk Awards including a special one “for its breadth of vision and its presentation of challenging productions,” nine Obie Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, three Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, and a Dramatists Guild Award. In addition, Transport Group’s productions have received 46 Drama Desk Award nominations, eight Drama League Award nominations, four Lucille Lortel Award nominations, six Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, nine American Theatre Wing Design Award nominations, nine Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominations, four Audelco Award nominations, and a Tony Award nomination.

Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration
Transport Group
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street
Monday, June 27, 2022, at 8pm
for tickets ($65-$145), call 866-811-4111 or visit visit Transport Group
the VIP ticket package includes a post-show reception)

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