Tag: Cole Porter
DPAC’s World Premiere of Harry Connick, Jr.’s Celebration of Cole Porter Is One of Those Fabulous Flights That You Simply Must Take
It was just one of those nights: you know the kind, where one brilliant, honeyed-voiced legend channels the musical genius of another past legend and brings to life something new. The Pre-Broadway world premiere of Harry Connick, Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter introduces a kind of time-bending feeling of nostalgia for a time and… Read More ›
When the votes are tallied for the Top 10 Triangle Musicals of 2013, the national tour of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s A-Number-One 2011 Broadway revival of the 1934 Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes” will be on top of the heap! Indeed, it’s March 19th opening-night performance made Durham Performing Arts Center patrons stand up and cheer!
Cole Porter’s 1930s romp “Anything Goes” might seem an odd choice for DPAC, a venue that’s known for its hot-at-the-moment shows. Roundabout Theatre Company’s production, however, proves that there’s still a lot of life and humor left in this classic. The action (and calamity!) starts when Billy Crocker (Josh Franklin) stows away on an ocean… Read More ›
The Durham Performing Arts Center will present the vivacious national tour of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning 2011 Broadway revival of “Anything Goes,” starring Rachel York as evangelist-turned-nightclub singer Reno Sweeney, on March 19-24 in its 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC. The revival opened on the Great White Way on April 7, 2011 in the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where it played for 521 performances before closing on July 8, 2012.
Music Director Grant Llewellyn leads the North Carolina Symphony in a hand-picked program of “Our Favorite Things,” May 7-8. Works by Bizet, Delius, Gershwin, Cole Porter and Steven Sondheim, among others, offer a fun and engaging evening to close out the Symphony’s 2009-2010 Pops season.