The Collegiate Chorale announces Song of Norway by Robert Wright and George Forrest on April 30, 2013 at 6:30pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. Tickets are on sale at www.carnegiehall.org. Single tickets for this concert start at $25.
Song of Norway is an operetta/musical by Robert Wright and George Forrest, creators of Kismet. Set in 1860, it tells the story of composer Edvard Grieg as a young man, dreaming of international fame and fortune, but after achieving it under the patronage of a famous Italian prima donna, he comes to realize where his heart and true creativity lie, and returns to his two loves: childhood sweetheart Nina and his home in Troldhaugen, Norway. Ted Sperling conducts and directs a showcase of Broadway talent and the beautiful music of Grieg in this rare offering, followed by The Chorale's Spring Benefit and Live Auction.
One of today's leading theater artists, Ted Sperling is an award-winning director, music director, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, singer, pianist and violinist. He won the 2005 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his orchestrations of The Light in the Piazza, for which he was also music director. Other Broadway credits as music director/conductor/pianist include the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific, the recent revival of Guys and Dolls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Angels in America, My Favorite Year, Falsettos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, LES MISERABLES, Roza, and Sunday in the Park with George. Mr. Sperling was also an original cast member of the Broadway musical Titanic. Off- Broadway credits as music director include A Man of No Importance, Wise Guys, A New Brain, Saturn Returns, Floyd Collins, Falsettoland, and Romance in Hard Times.
Jason Danieley has performed on Broadway in Next to Normal, as Aaron Fox in the Kander & Ebb musical Curtains (Outer Critic Circles nomination) and Malcolm in The Full Monty on Broadway and the West End. He was recently seen on PBS' Live from Lincoln Center program honoring Kander & Ebb. He made his Broadway debut as Candide, directed by theatre legend Hal Prince (Theatre World Award, Drama Desk nomination), and is a frequent guest of NY's highly acclaimed City Center Encores! series, with leading roles in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (dir. Gary Griffin) and Strike Up the Band.
Alexandra Silber recently portrayed Jenny Cavilerri in the North American Premiere of Love Story the Musical at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, followed by a highly-acclaimed performance of Arlington - a new one woman musical part of the Inner Voices series. Broadway credits include Master Class opposite Tyne Daly (and Kennedy Center). Off-Broadway: Love, Loss ...; Hello Again (Drama League Nomination). West End: Carousel (Julie Jordan - TMA Award - Best Actress), The Woman in White (Laura Fairlie), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel). Film/TV: 1408, all three Law & Orders.
Santino Fontana has appeared on Broadway in The Importance of Being Earnest, Billy Elliot, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Sunday in the Park with George and co-stars with Laura Osnes in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. In 2011, he received acclaim for his starring role in the off-Broadway play Sons of the Prophet. He can currently be seen on Broadway as the prince in Cinderella.
Walter Charles made his Broadway debut in Grease in 1972. Additional credits include 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Sweeney Todd, Cats, La Cage aux Folles, Me and My Girl, Aspects of Love, Kiss Me, Kate, The Boys from Syracuse, Big River, The Woman in White, and The Apple Tree. His screen credits include A Fine Mess, Fletch Lives, Weeds, and Prancer. On television he has appeared in Cagney and Lacey, Kate and Allie, Law & Order, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.