• Thursday, Mar 1, 2012

    Laura Osnes, Tony Goldwyn, Brooke Shields, Patrick Page, & Stephanie Blythe Join the Cast of The Sound of Music in Concert for One Night Only at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00PM

    Includes Special Appearance by Daniel Truhitte, “Rolf” from The Sound of Music Film
    Concert Performance of Beloved Musical with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Timeless Score to Benefit Carnegie Hall’s Artistic and Music Education Programs
    Production Directed by Gary Griffin with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Conducted by Musical Director Rob Fisher
    Program Information
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    THE SOUND OF MUSIC
    A BENEFIT FOR CARNEGIE HALL


    Starring:
    Laura Osnes (Maria Rainer)
    Tony Goldwyn (Captain Georg von Trapp)
    Brooke Shields (Elsa Schraeder)
    Patrick Page (Max Detweiler)
    Stephanie Blythe (The Mother Abbess)
    Jake Montagnino (Friedrich von Trapp)
    Olivia Knutsen (Louisa von Trapp)
    Jacob Sutton (Kurt von Trapp)
    Grace Luckett (Brigitta von Trapp)
    Natalie Hawkins (Marta von Trapp)
    Charlotte Knutsen (Gretl von Trapp)
    Joy Hermalyn (Sister Berthe, Mistress of Novices)
    Linda Mugleston (Sister Margaretta, Mistress of Postulants)
    Faith Sherman (Sister Sophia)
    Veanne Cox (Frau Schmidt, the housekeeper)
    Daniel Truhitte (Baron Elberfeld)
    Christine DiGiallonardo, Daniela DiGiallonardo, Nadia DiGiallonardo, Patty Goble, Amy Justman, and the Women of the Mansfield University Concert Choir, Peggy Dettwiler, Director (Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, Nuns, Novices, Postulants, Contestants in the Festival Concert)

    Remainder of Cast to be announced

    With:
    Orchestra of St. Luke's
    Gary Griffin, Director
    Rob Fisher, Musical Director and Conductor

    John Lee Beatty, Scenic Consultant
    Alan Adelman, Lighting Designer
    Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer
    Wendall K. Harrington, Video and Projections Designer
    Tara Rubin Casting, Casting Consultant
    Nevin Steinberg, Sound Designer
    Paul Tazewell, Costume Consultant

    THE SOUND OF MUSIC
    Music by RICHARD RODGERS
    Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
    Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
    Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp
    Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
    Choral, Dance and Incidental Music arranged by Trude Rittmann
    Concert Adaptation by David Ives

    Produced by Carnegie Hall in association with Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company

    Ernst & Young LLP is the corporate sponsor of The Sound of Music gala evening.

    Major funding for this concert is provided by The Alice Tully Foundation.

    Additional support is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
    Carnegie Hall today announced that its one-night-only concert performance of The Sound of Music on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage will star Laura Osnes (Bonnie & Clyde, Anything Goes, Grease) as Maria Rainer alongside Tony Goldwyn (Broadway’s Promises, Promises and film version of Ghost) as Captain von Trapp. Additional cast members include Broadway and film/television actress Brooke Shields (The Addams Family, Wonderful Town) as Elsa Schräder, Patrick Page (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Max Detweiler, and Metropolitan Opera star mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as The Mother Abbess. This concert performance of the beloved musical with a timeless score by Rodgers & Hammerstein with book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, adapted by David Ives, also features Joy Hermalyn (Fiddler on the Roof) as Sister Berthe, Linda Mugleston (Anything Goes) as Sister Margaretta, mezzo-soprano Faith Sherman as Sister Sophia, Veanne Cox (Caroline or Change, Company) as Frau Schmidt, and Daniel Truhitte (Rolf Gruber in the film version of The Sound of Music) as Baron Elberfeld. The roles of the von Trapp children include members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Jake Montagnino as Friedrich, Olivia Knutsen as Louisa, Jacob Sutton as Kurt, Grace Luckett as Brigitta, Natalie Hawkins as Marta, and Charlotte Knutsen as Gretl. Remaining cast members will be announced at a later date.

    This concert is a gala benefit providing support for the music education and community programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Gary Griffin (Encores! Lost in the Stars and Broadway’s The Apple Tree and The Color Purple) directs the production with Rob Fisher (founding Music Director of Encores! and Anything Goes and Chicago) serving as musical director, conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Women of the Mansfield University Concert Choir under the direction of Peggy Dettwiler. Production team includes John Lee Beatty (Scenic Consultant), Alan Adelman (Lighting Designer), Joshua Bergasse (Choreographer), Wendall K. Harrington (Video and Projections Designer), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting Consultant), Nevin Steinberg (Sound Designer), and Paul Tazewell (Costume Consultant).

    The Sound of Music gala event is sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP with corporate chair Stephen R. Howe, Jr. and co-chaired by Susan and Ed Forst, Nelle Nugent and Jolyon Stern, and Dinny and Lester Morse, Jr. Gala guests will enjoy a festive, pre-concert dinner hosted by honorary chairs, including members of the Rodgers, Hammerstein, Crouse, and von Trapp families, and His Excellency Ernst-Peter Brezovszky, Consul General of the Republic of Austria at Remi Restaurant (145 West 53rd Street) at 6:00 p.m. as well as the best possible concert seating. Gala benefit tickets are available by calling Carnegie Hall’s Special Events office at 212-903-9679 or online at carnegiehall.org/thesoundofmusic. Tickets begin at $1500.

    A limited number of premium (concert-only) tickets, priced $55–$200, are currently available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online at carnegiehall.org/thesoundofmusic. A portion of all tickets is a tax-deductible contribution.

    Presented with full orchestra, cast, and chorus, this performance of The Sound of Music will bring the world's most popular musical to the stage of Carnegie Hall. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, adapted by David Ives, and based on Maria Augusta Trapp's autobiography, The Sound of Music tells the timeless story of Maria, Captain von Trapp, and their singing family. Set in Salzburg, Austria, on the eve of World War II, the score includes “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Edelweiss,” the title song, and “Climb Ev'ry Mountain.” The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway in 1959 where it ran for more than 1,400 performances. Presented subsequently at New York City Center, New York City Opera, and in a Broadway revival in 1998-99, The Sound of Music marks its first return to New York since then with this Carnegie Hall concert version.

    Carnegie Hall has worked closely with the Rodgers & Hammerstein office on concert stagings of favorite musicals in recent years, including Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel with Hugh Jackman and Audra McDonald (2002), and South Pacific with Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell (2005) as well as Kern and Hammerstein’s Show Boat with Nathan Gunn, Carolee Carmello, Marilyn Horne, and Alvy Powell (2008).


    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    Gala Ticket Information
    Gala benefit tickets are priced at $1500, $2500, and $5000, and include a pre-concert dinner as well as the best possible concert seating. Gala benefit tickets are available by calling Carnegie Hall’s Special Events office at 212-903-9679 or online at carnegiehall.org/thesoundofmusic.

    Concert Ticket Information
    A limited number of premium (concert-only tickets) priced $55–$200, are currently available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online at carnegiehall.org/thesoundofmusic. A portion of all tickets is a tax-deductible contribution.
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