Celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season, Urban Stages Presents a Brand-New Festival
SUMMER MELODIES 2019
June 20 – 29, 2019
At Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street
Cabaret, Musical Theatre, Jazz and more to Benefit the Urban Stages Musical Theater Development Program
The Two-Week Celebration featuring 10 different shows with more than 30 performing artists including
CHRISTINE LAVIN, DANIEL CAINER, STEPHEN HANKS, ANN KITTREDGE, LAURIE KRAUZ, JEFF MACAULEY, SARAH RICE, JULIE REYBURN, TOM TOCE and many more
New York:Continuing its 35th Anniversary season, Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director) proudly announces the line-up for a brand-new festival patterned after its award-winning series WINTER RHYTHMS. SUMMER MELODIES 2019will begin Wednesday, June 19 featuring some of New York’s best musical performances through Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Urban Stages Theatre(259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).
Tickets are $30 per show, $45 for two shows on the same day, and may be purchased by visitingurbanstages.orgor by calling (866) 811-4111. For complete schedule information, visitwww.urbanstages.org. WINTER R
WINTER RHYTHMS 2018marked the tenth year thatUrban Stageswelcomes noted musical artists to its stage during the holiday period. The mission of WINTER RHYTHMS is to bring the talents of well-known and up-and-coming singers, musicians, lyricists and composers to the attention of the New York theater community while performing at Urban Stages Theater. WINTER RHYTHMSwas the winner of the Bistro Award for Outstanding Series and the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Series MAC Award. Proceeds from WINTER RHYTHMSbenefit Urban Stages’ acclaimed Outreach Program, which brings over 200 free “arts in education” presentations to libraries and schools throughout the five boroughs.
SUMMER MELODIES has been conceived to emphasize the development of new musical theater projects. Proceeds will benefit Urban Stages’new reading series, which will start in July with a reading of Gordon Learyand Julia Meinwald’s The Magnificent Seven, the story of the 1996 US Women’s Gymnastic Team.
This year’s benefit series will present 20 shows, many of them created especially for SUMMER MELODIES,all of them with sound and lighting design by Kim T. Sharp. Disnie Sebastienis Production Manager. SUMMER MELODIESwill be produced by Tom Toce, who also produced WINTER RHYTHMS 2018and has been associated with that celebrated series as a feature songwriter and producer for the past seven years.